Want to buy something local online this Christmas? Everything behind new London based startup Provenance is guided towards letting you know where the products you buy come from. As with all my favourite e-commerce sites its all about the curation and the tiny detail. Beside the fact you are essentially shopping on the computer there is something a little bit human about the whole experience. If you don’t care about where products are from before visiting Provenance then you will do afterwards and not because its being rammed down your throat but because the design is thoughtful, the stories are genuine and the products are well curated. Its the small details that truly set it apart - Provenance lets me browse by creator, a lovely little touch; further more I can find out about the person behind the product and where it is from or if I really want to get local - I can search by location. The aim of Provenance is to keep the gap as small as possible between the buyer and the maker. Well done Provenance peeps! http://www.provenance.it/stories
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music." | Betrand Russell "Beauty of Mathematics" by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux
HAVING type 2 diabetes may mean you are already on the path to Alzheimer’s. This startling claim comes from a study linking the two diseases more intimately than ever before. There is some good news: the same research also offers a way to reverse memory problems associated with diabetes – albeit in rats – which may hint at a new treatment for Alzheimer’s.
*Yaaawwwwwn* Did just reading the word make you feel like yawning yourself? Known as contagious yawning, the reasons behind this phenomenon have been attributed to both the physiological and psychological. It’s been observed in children as young as four and even in dogs! Claudia Aguirre visits the many intriguing theories that might explain contagious yawning.
I may be a bit bias (my brother worked on the special effects) but I thought Gravity was incredible. To be honest the first time I heard it only had two people in I thought it wouldn’t be my thing at all - I have such short attention span and love thrillers but I was captivated. Its in cinemas in the UK now and recommended : )