An Idea a Day: Happy Playlist by Vic Reeves

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Here is a happy playlist contributed by Vic Reeves, taken from the Happiness Issue of Ideas Illustrated.

The Small Faces - Happy Days Toy Town
Fairport Convention - Hens March Through The Midden
Robert Wyatt - Soup Song
The Andrews Sisters - Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
Flannagan and Allen - Nice People
Captain Beefheart - Evening Bell
Rory Gallagher - Going To My Home Town
Charlie Parker - Birdland

Click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify. Illustrated by Vic Reeves.

An Idea a Day: Happy Playlist by Rob Ryan

An uplifting and personal selection of tracks, contributed by Rob Ryan to the Happiness Issue of Ideas Illustrated.

Vernon Elliott Ensemble - Ivor The Engine Soundtrack
Jonathan Richman - Everyday Clothes
Jonathan Richman - New Kind of Neighbourhood
Ben Kweller - Fight
PSB - Red Letter Day
Queen - Good Old Fashioned Loverboy
The Supremes - Stoned Love
Stevie Wonder - Another Star

Click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify. Illustrated by Nicolas Tual.

An Idea a Day: NASA plans to catch and release an asteroid

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Who says NASA has lost interest in the moon? Along with rumours of ahovering lunar base, there are reports that the agency is considering a proposal to capture an asteroid and drag it into the moon’s orbit.

Researchers with the Keck Institute for Space Studies in California have confirmed that NASA is mulling over their plan to build a robotic spacecraft to grab a small asteroid and place it in high lunar orbit. The mission would cost about $2.6 billion – slightly more than NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover – and could be completed by the 2020s.

Read the rest of this article here on the New Scientist website. Illustrated by Ed J. Brown.

An Idea a Day: Happy Playlist by Julie Verhoeven

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A mood-enhancing playlist, contributed by artist Julie Verhoeven to the Happiness Issue of Ideas Illustrated.

Lionel Richie - My Destiny
Wanda Jackson - Lets Have A Party
Meat Loaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
The Gap Band - Burn Rubber
The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops

Click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify. Illustrated by Chris Gray

An Idea a Day: Happy Playlist by Julian House

An elevating playlist, kindly contributed to the Happiness Issue of Ideas Illustrated by designer Julian House.

The Gordian Knot - Year Of The Sun
Design - The Minstrel’s Theme
The Free Design - Bubbles
Forever Amber - Better Things Are Bound To Come
Tintern Abbey - Vacuum Cleaner
The Rolling Stones - We Love You
The Beatles - It’s All Too Much
Zen - I’ve Been Drowned

Click here to listen to (sadly, only part of) the playlist on Spotify. Illustrated by Emma Löfström.