Bored Test Subjects Electrocuted Themselves for Something to Do

Some people in a test that looked at how being left alone affected their minds preferred to electrocute themselves rather than sit alone and quietly think, perhaps showing we're not particularly good at amusing ourselves when there's no mobile phone or Lego around. Read More >>

What Four Months on Mars Taught Me About Boredom

The scene: I'm in my closet-sized cabin, inside a white dome built to house a crew of six for four months as part of an isolation experiment. As a crew, we are working and living as 'explorers' stationed on the surface of 'Mars'. Our colony is lifelike and NASA-funded, but it is situated in a place quite a bit closer to home, on a remote slope of a Hawaiian volcano. Read More >>