It is rather a disenchanting moment when the doctrine your parents subscribed to and expounded to you was not the armour you thought it was.It is a lie when people say 'children do not see colour' in reference to a person's skin tone. They do. It is just that they...
It’s the difference between listening to Shakespeare being read by Brain Blessed instead of Patrick Stewart. Both would be enjoyable but one would be better nuanced. My younger brother had a great knack of extracting Sony Walkmans from my father. They were meant to be...
Can we address the issues now facing us? Can you put your own self-promotion aside?Dear elected politicians of any sort, please can we address the issues now facing us? Can you put your own self-promotion aside? For those of you who are career politicians and have no...
It's unlikely we will ever see a commercial avaiation success story like the Boeing 747 It was conceived on a fishing trip between the CEOs of PAN AM and Boeing. When finally created in 1969 it was the biggest airliner in the world, first wide bodied and 'two tier'...
The No Sweat Shakespeare website is a labor of love from London-based father and son Shakespeare enthusiasts John and Warren King.To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare we wanted to put together some interesting facts about him, however whilst researching...
There is another scene of imprisoned foreign sex workers who are made to look dumb and gullible, thinking that Batman is some sort of devil This isn't a review of the new movie; Batman vs Superman, it is more of a comment on observations during the film. I walked out...
He never sold out to the corporate part of the music industryPrince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) 2016 has delivered several blows already and this one is also mighty. Prince was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work,...
The specifications and appearance are reminiscent of the the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Kahn at the Geneva motor show revealed what had to be one of the stranger concept cars. Code named 'Mission 1', it's a 6x6 version of their Flying Huntsman. It is based on the Land...
Ancient genomes suggest woolly rhinos went...
on 13 August | 2020 at 15:31
Although overhunting led to the demise of some prehistoric megafauna after the last ice age, a new study found that the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros may have been caused by climate change. By sequencing ancient DNA from 14 woolly rhinos, researchers found that their population remained […]
'Black dwarf supernova': Physicist calculates...
on 12 August | 2020 at 15:33
New theoretical research finds that many white dwarfs may explode in supernova in the distant far future, long after everything else in the universe has died and gone quiet.
Inexpensive, accessible device provides visual...
on 11 August | 2020 at 19:29
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report that a simple, low-cost technique provided visual proof that face masks are effective in reducing droplet emissions during normal wear. They found that the best face coverings were N95 masks without valves -- the hospital-grade coverings that are used […]
Mystery solved: Bright areas on Ceres come from...
on 11 August | 2020 at 17:49
Data from NASA's recent Dawn mission answers two long-unresolved questions: Is there liquid inside Ceres, and how long ago was the dwarf planet geologically active?
Past evidence supports complete loss of Arctic...
on 10 August | 2020 at 15:32
A new study supports predictions that the Arctic could be free of sea ice by 2035.
Photosynthetic hacks can boost crop yield,...
on 10 August | 2020 at 15:32
Plants are factories that manufacture yield from light and carbon dioxide -- but parts of this complex process, called photosynthesis, are hindered by a lack of raw materials and machinery. To optimize production, scientists have resolved two major photosynthetic bottlenecks to boost plant […]
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New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown for 12 days
on 14 August | 2020 at 08:18
The country went 102 days without community transmission, but now has a cluster of 29 cases.
Belarus election: Claims of 'widespread torture'...
on 14 August | 2020 at 07:16
People who have been freed allege mistreatment, including beatings, in jails as unrest continues.
Coronavirus: Florida sheriff bans deputies from...
on 14 August | 2020 at 05:50
The order also requires visitors to the sheriff's office to have their face uncovered.
Amazon launches online pharmacy in India
on 14 August | 2020 at 04:48
The internet retail giant's move comes as US tech firms are investing billions of dollars in India.
Taliban prisoner release: Afghan government...
on 14 August | 2020 at 04:38
The prisoners include some 44 insurgents who are of particular concern to the United States and other countries.
'Firenado' rages through Angeles National Forest
on 14 August | 2020 at 03:02
The brush fire north of Los Angeles is not contained. At least 100 structures were evacuated.