Trials and Errors: The Pitfalls of Clinical Research


Volunteering for clinical research trials can be a rewarding experience, not least financially – or so the research companies would have us believe. To offer oneself as a guinea pig for the future benefit of others is undoubtedly a selfless act, but under what safeguards are these studies conducted? With the clinical drugs trial disaster … Continue reading Trials and Errors: The Pitfalls of Clinical Research

The Cryonic Man


Interview by Leon Horton Photographs by kind permission of the Cryonics Institute Dennis Kowalski is President of the Cryonics Institute in Michigan. A fire fighter and paramedic for the city of Milwaukee, he is certified in advanced cardiac life support, advanced paediatric life support and as a CPR instructor for the American Heart Association. In … Continue reading The Cryonic Man

Cryonics: Who Wants to Live Forever?


It’s a philosophical question often posed, but if you could, would you want to live forever? What if, barring accidents, you could cheat death? Swap diseased organs for healthy ones, dead brain cells for future memories? For the vast majority of us death is just a fact of life, but to some it is simply … Continue reading Cryonics: Who Wants to Live Forever?

Bred For War: Animals at Arms


By Leon Horton Since time immemorial man has used other species to fight his battles. From Hannibal and his elephants crossing the Alps to ambush the Romans during the Second Punic War, to the doomed horse-mounted Light Brigade charging entrenched Russian artillery in the Crimean, animals have long been unwitting conscripts in our ever more … Continue reading Bred For War: Animals at Arms

Introduction: Who Owns the Words Owns the Writer

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Time speeds along the straights, slows at the corners, smashes through the gates. Unknown destinations broaden the mind. Brakes scream where they must. Under the Counterculture is a celebration of left-field thinking, mad ideas and strange truths from the underground - music, literature, art and philosophy, science, sex, drugs and technology -back-projected from the past, … Continue reading Introduction: Who Owns the Words Owns the Writer