Above: DNA superloops. (Guhapriya Ranganathan) as part of her exhibition Cultured Interactions recently commissioned by the Broad Institute. Women have two X chromosomes. Unfolded, each X is two inches long. One is inactive and folds into a structure called the Barr Body, which was discovered in 1949. The Barr Body contains massive superloops bringing DNA sequences […]Read More Work Like It’s 2019 Not 1919: It’s A Gordian Knot Not Unlike The Hidden Superloops Within A Woman’s Second X Chromosome
Above Lisbeth Ter Velde Image: Clean2Antarctica Above: The Solar Voyager car that nearly reached the south pole this Christmas The wonderful vision to take a car made from community recycled plastic to the south pole was hampered by weather conditions so they didn’t actually get there. The project though, didn’t feel it had failed and […]Read More “I never thought that this project would speak to the imagination of so many people. Before and during the expedition, we were too close to it, too involved. Now it feels like we’re taking some distance and that’s when you realize it’s a lot bigger than we thought.” – Liesbeth Ter Veldt Clean2Antarctica: (We Need New Currency, Though, Not Plastic Coins)
Above: 8 year old Felipe Alonzo Gomez Image: Catarina, featured in The Cut The Fruit Company, Inc. reserved for itself the most succulent, the central coast of my own land, the delicate waist of America. It rechristened its territories as the ’Banana Republics’ and over the sleeping dead, over the restless heroes who brought about […]Read More Stunted State of America: Why Did 7 Year Old Jakelin Caal Maquin and 8 Year old Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, Die?
Above: War Correspondent Claire Hollingworth who died Jan 2017 aged 105 in Hong Kong. Her autobiography was published by her nephew in 2016 To understand and change difficult things we see in the news, the media, remember the things, people, situations we see are always, really in shock themselves, out on a limb but in a […]Read More Understand The Psyche Of The War Correspondent: Apply Those Tools At Home….?
Above: Andrea Levy, artist, author, commentator Image: Laurie Fletcher Since the second world war in Europe, American investment and funding, migrant and immigrant skills and expertise have been vital to the development of Britain’s infrastructure. Yet the way certain knowledge, as Andrea Levy, artist, writer, playwright and commentator, points out in a recent programme about her […]Read More Andrea Levy…The Secret Story Of The BBC Christmas Tapes: Let Talent From Every Race, Gender, Age And Class Transform Our World in 2019
Featured image: the incomparable Stevie Wonder a blind man who helps us to see… Above: commentator, poet, children’s change agent Lemn Sissay Lemn Sissay won’t give up. Ever. Out of experiences of fostering and institutional care in childhood that took him beyond his own experiences into the experiences of so many children and back into what […]Read More Pondering Superstition in The UK: Why Lemn Sissay’s Blog is Keeping The Conversation Going With More People, More Of The Time And What If Bet 365 Had Been A New Approach to Trading In the Inner City Instead….