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...
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects significant...
on 24 October | 2020 at 01:44
Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements -- acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid's surface […]
Humans are born with brains 'prewired' to see...
on 22 October | 2020 at 16:55
Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the brain -- called the 'visual word form […]
ALMA shows volcanic impact on Io's atmosphere
on 21 October | 2020 at 20:39
New radio images from ALMA show for the first time the direct effect of volcanic activity on the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Io.
Smile, wave: Some exoplanets may be able to see...
on 21 October | 2020 at 18:09
Three decades after astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap Earth's picture from billions of miles away -- resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph - two astronomers now offer another unique cosmic perspective: Some exoplanets -- planets from beyond our own solar system - have a […]
Turbulent era sparked leap in human behavior,...
on 21 October | 2020 at 18:09
The first analysis of a sedimentary drill core representing 1 million years of environmental history in the East African Rift Valley shows that at the same time early humans were abandoning old tools in favor of more sophisticated technology and broadening their trade, their landscape was […]
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touches...
on 20 October | 2020 at 22:41
NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.
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Nigeria protests: Police chief deploys 'all...
on 25 October | 2020 at 13:43
The shooting of unarmed protesters this week sparked the worst street violence in two decades.
Doha airport in Qatar 'examined women internally'...
on 25 October | 2020 at 13:04
Thirteen Australians were reportedly among those inspected after a newborn was found in Doha, Qatar.
Coronavirus: Italy shuts cinemas, gyms and pools...
on 25 October | 2020 at 12:59
Bars and restaurants will also have to close early as the number of infections continues to rise.
Swimming with sharks at Bondi Beach
on 25 October | 2020 at 11:58
Two Grey Nurse sharks were feeding on a large school of salmon while swimmers had a morning dip.
Seychelles election: Wavel Ramkalawan in landmark...
on 25 October | 2020 at 11:12
The opposition wins the presidency for the first time since independence from the UK.
Misty Copeland: Ballet’s listening after George...
on 25 October | 2020 at 10:50
Radio 1 Newsbeat hears from dancers about how the Black Lives Matter movement has changed ballet.