who would prefer to leave JS turned off, it's unfortunately not the highest priority item to invest time in.
JS is currently required for the page scan images and full views, article reporting, the contribute form and some interface elements,
live updating and infinite scrolling searches, the publishing timeline, the audio player, and a few compatibilty things
cross browser/device - all things to improve the user experience, together with Google Analytics for basic anonymous usage reporting
so we can see how we're doing.
and once that's done go back to the home page and browse or make another search.