Iran threatens to boycott the Olympics – “It’s their loss”

In its pink, yellow and turquoise Lego looking figures, few logos have stirred up a fuss similar to the one of the London 2012 Olympics. While some claim that the logo, which was revealed in 2007, looks as if the designers were experimenting with magic mushrooms and swastikas, others see cartoon TV character Lisa Simpson … Continue reading

The controversial case of the Commonwealth Institute

In the heart of busy, fashionable Kensington, West London, there’s a building that doesn’t quite fit in. Hidden behind a forest of flagpoles, a tent shaped shell separates the old Victorian houses from Holland Park. While being a bizarre contribution to the bundles of blocks, its parabolic roof shooting up in the sky sets a … Continue reading

Look out for lethal flu 2.0

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has warned British medical staff about increasing numbers of flu related secondary infections that “may carry a high mortality”. In a letter sent on January 10th – midst the hectic flu season – the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, informs UK GPs and medical organs how to … Continue reading