For do-gooders the world over it's a familiar problem. How do you make charity, or in this case corporate responsibility, appeal to a wide audience with a short attention span?
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Friday 20 May 2011
Dubbed "the ugliest tour in showbiz" by Dara O Briain and a gathering for "geeks" and the "disenfranchised" by host Robin Ince, Uncaged Monkeys lets loose a live version of Radio 4's comic look at science, The Infinite Monkey Cage and follows on from Ince's similar science-minded live shows Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People.
Friday 13 May 2011
Authorities at Bangkok's international airport in Thailand have arrested a first-class passenger whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were bound for Dubai.
Saturday 07 May 2011
The Eurovision Song Contest meets fine art and sophistication in this attractive and surprising city on the Rhine
Friday 08 April 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
The English author Neil Gaiman has signed to pen English scripts for a big-budget series of 3D movies based on Journey to the West, China's classic novel about the adventures of the Monkey King.
Friday 18 March 2011
They range in size from the tiny Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, weighing little more than an ounce, to the 440lb mountain gorilla.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Thursday 03 March 2011
The Smithsonian's database of thousands of 'candid camera' shots gives a fascinating insight into wild behaviour
Friday 04 February 2011
Neuroscience is a frustrating business. Modern research has done a wonderful job of mapping out the overall organisation of the human brain, yet the details of the machinery remain mysterious. We know which brain region is responsible for face recognition, and which understands word meanings, and which takes care of decisions, and so on. But nobody has any idea how these clever tricks are done. Much of our knowledge comes from brain injuries. Localised damage to the brain can cause very specific disabilities. There are people who have lost the ability to see motion, even though their vision is otherwise normal, and people who can no longer speak grammatically, even though they can comprehend others perfectly well.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Sunday 26 December 2010
Friday 17 December 2010
An abandoned baby orang-utan had a luxury journey to its new adoptive home - as a first-class passenger on a cruise ferry.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Sunday 21 November 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train