Caturday Special: The Snow Leopard, Panthera uncia

One of the most beautiful and majestic creatures on planet Earth, the snow leopard, Panthera uncia, gets a brief. Find out how floofy they are, why their tails are amazing, a potentially sad theory why they bite them and why threats they face into the future.

My Life and Autism

Not an easy article to write, but one which I think needs to be written. All about autism and how it affected me and my life, and how I experience it. I was diagnosed at age 32 as on the spectrum, so I lived a whole youth of not knowing.

Celestial Classics: Orion

In this Celestial Classics we explore the constellation of Orion, relate back to our previous article about him, and explain the complex mythology behind him and how he fits into notions of comparative mythology.

Introduction to Biology: Grow – F*ck – Age – Die

CONTENT WARNING: Contains biological facts that may lead to nihilistic fatalism and/or panic attacks. The universe has its mysteries. As clever as we like to think we are, as you should know from reading ‘We Lack Discipline’, we are just Curious Idiots™ bumbling through the sea of these mysteries like a carrier bag caught inContinue reading “Introduction to Biology: Grow – F*ck – Age – Die”

Why I Love the Pre-Raphaelite Style

Not a visual-art buff, student of art or art historian by any means, but I know when something means something to me. I know when a work of art makes me feel. Here I explore and explain why the Pre-Raphaelites do that.

The Mother of Rome? Livia Drusilla

How better to celebrate International Women’s Day than with a profile and analysis of one of the most important figures in Roman Imperial History – Livia Drusilla – The Diva Augusta and wife of Augustus.

My Life and Executive Dysfunction

“One of those days.” We’ve all had them, you barely manage to wake up, your brain is a complete fog, you try to wipe your arse with your toothbrush and brush your teeth with toilet paper. Even though the sun is shining outside, everything looks dark to you and curling up in the foetal position,Continue reading “My Life and Executive Dysfunction”

Caturday Special The Origin Story: Proailurus and Pseudaelurus

Roughly translating to ‘before cat’ (even though it’s first cat) and ‘fake cat’ (even though its real cat) respectively, Proailurus and Pseudaelurus are the ancestral genera of all cats.  Do you remember the lesson from last time? Genera is the plural of genus and is the classification of living things, the group above, in sequence,Continue reading “Caturday Special The Origin Story: Proailurus and Pseudaelurus”

Celestial Classics: Proserpina

CONTENT WARNING: Contains Greek Mythology, therefore inevitable discussions about rape and abduction. The Roman Proserpina and the Greek Persephone are, effectively, the same god. Although Proserpina’s visage was placed upon the old Italic goddess, Libera, it seems, for the most part they served the same function and share the same mythos. As a result, andContinue reading “Celestial Classics: Proserpina”