Weekly Roundup: The Best of Pop Culture X Science

Drake on Drake

In one of the weirdest displays of narcissism, Toronto rapper Drake has released a photo book displaying images of, well, himself. All part of him gearing up for his forthcoming LP release Views From the 6.


Happy Ever After

Happiness has possibly found a specific home in the body. “For the first time in history, researchers have isolated the parts of the human genome that could explain the differences in how humans experience happiness.” Their words not ours.

Madness of the Artist

Really? So what’s new. Artists and psychopaths have more in common than originally thought. Just spend enough time around artists and you won’t need science to tell you the obvious.

Fountain of Youth Discovered 

The gene MC1R has now been accounted for varying degrees of youthfulness. Linked with UV-induced skin damage, the strangest thing about this specific gene is that it’s also responsible for red hair.

Wolfgang Tillmans Gets Political

The iconic German photographer released a series of pro-EU posters this week. All in aid of keeping Britain in the EU.

Bird is The Word

This is a neat video that shows how words are mapped out in the brain. Different areas respond to different brain regions. Who knew the word ‘top’ excited us so much?


Edward Snowden gets the Hollywood Treatment.

Beginning Of The End?

Apple has taken two big hits this week. Billionaire investor Carl Ichan has pulled out all his shares in the company due to unpredictable relationships with China. Plus the behemoth company has announced its first loss since 2003 because of falling iPhone sales.