Supermarket flash mob honours the late Nelson Mandela

In the spirit of togetherness that the late, great freedom fighter was celebrated for, a flash mob organised by the Soweto Gospel Choir convened in a sleepy Woolworths supermarket in Johannesburg to honour Nelson Mandela with a touching song of remembrance. The hauntingly beautiful serenade involved members of the Soweto Gospel Choir posing as supermarket …

Do you know your Hipsters from your Punks? – Well, your computer does

Dividing people into popular subcultures may be the quickest way to determine whether you have anything in common with someone but  it wasn’t the kind of thing you would expect scientists to take a particular interest in until now. Scientists from the University of California, San Diego have developed algorithms to determine an individual’s ‘urban …

The Space Race continues – The military implications of China’s first lunar probe

In a move that’s already sparked sentiments similar to those created by the original US/Soviet 1950’s race against time (and gravity), China has joined this ever-exclusive club of celestial’s with its first ever moon landing, the first moon launch in the 21st century and one that’s showing some worrying trends seen the first time around. …