Category Archives: Stories

National Geographic Traveller – June 2022

The June 2022 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK).

The June 2022 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK).

The June issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) is out now. The cover story this month focuses on Scandinavia — DenmarkNorway and Sweden — where nature throws out the rulebook. Shaped by the elements and ruled by the seasons, this is a region not only bound by cultural ties, but by a love for epic outdoor adventures. From oyster safaris on Denmark’s dramatic shoreline and wilderness camping in Norwegian national parks to learning about Sámi culture in Swedish Lapland, these are the ultimate Scandinavian experiences.

Opinion: Russia’s War Triggers Hunger, Crypto Fades, Graphene’s Future

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how the war in ukraine is tipping a fragile world towards mass hunger (10:36), why the tide is out for cryptocurrency assets (16:40), and pouring graphene’s bright future.

World Economic Forum: Top Stories Of The Week

This week The World Economic Forum are highlighting 4 top stories – green steel that could help save the planet, a device that allows you to feel the Metaverse with your bare hands, a wind turbine that fits in your backpack and jet packs for paramedics on mountains.

Timeline: 00:15 Green Steel 02:09 Feeling the Metaverse 03:10 Backpack Wind Turbines 04:46 Jet Packs for Paramedics

Previews: London Review Of Books – May 26, 2022

London Review of Books, May 26, 2022 –

James MeekHow Civil Wars Start – And How to Stop Them by Barbara F. Walter

LettersHugh Pennington, Anna Swan, Thomas Ciantra, Nicholas Blanton, David Howell, Oren Margolis, Peter Thonemann, Michael Gray, Nick Rampley, Bernard Richards, Tom WellsClare JacksonElizabeth Stuart: Queen of Hearts by Nadine AkkermanJames ButlerShort Cuts: Limping to Success

Preview: Times Literary Supplement – May 20, 2022

Times Literary Supplement, May 20, 2022 – This week’s @TheTLS, featuring @wmarybeard on Roman souvenirs; @EdwardDocx on Boris Johnson and contempt; @pwilcken on Operation Car Wash; @AdamSJFoulds on music and conflict; @_Poots_ on Leslie Thomas QC – and more

Previews: Scientific American – June 2022

June 2022 – Volume 326, Issue 6

FEATURES

NEUROSCIENCE

How the Brain ‘Constructs’ the Outside World

Neural activity probes your physical surroundings to select just the information needed to survive and flourish

By György Buzsáki

NEUROSCIENCE

U.S. Kids Are Falling behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up

Paid parental leave and high-quality child care improve children’s brain development and prospects for a better future

By Dana Suskind and Lydia Denworth

PALEONTOLOGY

How Mammals Conquered the World after the Asteroid Apocalypse

They scurried in the shadows of dinosaurs for millions of years until a killer space rock created a new world of evolutionary opportunity

By Steve Brusatte

ASTROPHYSICS

Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Are Finally Coming into Focus

Twenty years after their initial detection, enigmatic blasts from the sky are starting to deliver tentative answers, as well as plenty of science

By Adam Mann

Book Reviews: Booklist Magazine – May 15, 2022

Booklist Magazine, May 15, 2022 – From a barrier-leaping African American woman in the Gilded Age to a military coup in Guatemala and the woman bookseller who first published James Joyce’s Ulysses a century ago, the most radiant historical novels of the past 12 months illuminate many lives and times.