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 idea what the real world is like please ask a colleague who had a real job prior to...
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' passenger aircraft and it ushered in a new age of travel. Nick named the 'Jumbo Jet' and...
It seems that in 2016 the Grim Reaper is working overtime, especially when it comes to taking celebrities. The year began with the shock death of David Bowie and continued yesterday with the latest loss, that of Prince. Social media is alive with individuals querying...
Media News Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)...
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 satisfied that my geek desire to have seen the film made had been executed well and the inclusion of Wonder Woman an added bonus....
The teaser trailer for the new Star Wars film has been released. This is not a film that belongs to the main saga, but like the cartoon TV series tells the story of a rebel alliance individual in the Star Wars Universe. Rogue One occurs in the period...
The award winning Russian based group 'Visual Science' has used their expertise to create a 3D model of what the infamous Zika virus may look like. Ivan Konstantinov and his team created the 3D model based on their previous expertise working with related viruses like...
It seems like a script from a Bond movie, multi billionaire builds private rocket launch facility in Texas, USA and proceeds to send secretive payloads into orbit, but that is what happened yesterday. Though the billionaire in question hasn't been that secretive about...
Two days ago for 13 hours it was thought that the earth had a new moon. Identified by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre (MPC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who posted on the morning of April 27th, that a small asteroid about a metre across had...
Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's...
on 22 August, 2019 at 17:04
Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements deep in the planet. They show that these plumes originate 80 kilometers below the surface cloud deck and rise […]
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses...
on 22 August, 2019 at 16:55
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of, say, biting insects. Researchers have discovered how neurons in the spinal cord help transmit such itch signals to the brain. The findings could […]
Scorpion toxin that targets 'wasabi receptor' may...
on 22 August, 2019 at 15:34
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the 'wasabi receptor,' a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the sinus-jolting sting of wasabi. Because the toxin triggers a pain response, scientists think it can be used as a tool for studying chronic pain […]
Australian men's life expectancy tops other men's
on 22 August, 2019 at 13:40
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research.
Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly...
on 21 August, 2019 at 15:18
If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a research team finds.
Stardust in the Antarctic snow
on 20 August, 2019 at 14:16
The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. Only a very small amount of this isotope reaches the earth from distant stars. Now, a research team has discovered iron-60 in Antarctic snow for the first time. The scientists suggest that the iron isotope comes from the […]
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Amazon fires: 'Our house is burning', Macron...
on 23 August, 2019 at 06:17
The French president's call for the issue to be discussed at the G7 summit angers Brazil’s president.
Soolking: Stampede at Algeria rap concert 'kills...
on 23 August, 2019 at 04:36
Fans had gathered to see rapper Soolking perform in Algiers when the stampede happened, reports say.
Gary Ray Bowles: Florida executes killer who...
on 23 August, 2019 at 03:55
Dubbed the "I-95 Killer", Gary Ray Bowles admitted to killing six men along the eastern US main freeway.
South Korea and Japan's feud explained
on 23 August, 2019 at 02:31
The nations share a complicated history, tied to atrocities committed when Japan colonised Korea.
Hasbro to buy Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One...
on 23 August, 2019 at 02:05
The US toy maker will expand its entertainment portfolio with other preschool brands including PJ Masks.
The Amazon is on fire - how bad is it?
on 23 August, 2019 at 01:44
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. How bad are they?