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The best of times

So there is another website that I do with a cat on the logo. The cat was taken from a photo of my own cat, creatively named Tom. Sadly Tom passed away a couple of years a go, having moved himself into my house 13 years prior. I never knew where he came from, he was...

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Memo to David and the Cabinet

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...

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End of the big dream?

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...

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Grim overtime

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...

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A new kind of Justice?

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....

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Going supernova

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...

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The Face of a Killer

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...

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Amazon going to space

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...

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|HAPPENING ELSEWHERE

|Science

  • Sahara dust may make you cough, but it's a storm...
    on 20 July, 2018 at 19:49

    The bad news: Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa -- totaling a staggering 2 to 9 trillion pounds worldwide -- has been almost a biblical plague on Texas and much of the Southern United States in recent weeks. The good news: the same dust appears to be a severe storm killer. […]

  • Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles...
    on 20 July, 2018 at 15:28

    Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a matter of weeks. When the mitochondrial function is restored by […]

  • Physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper pattern
    on 19 July, 2018 at 20:50

    An international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing. The researchers developed a new method for analyzing existing chemical compounds that relies on the […]

  • Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide...
    on 19 July, 2018 at 18:21

    Researchers have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth's heating and cooling. […]

  • Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to...
    on 19 July, 2018 at 18:21

    Researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer. […]

  • Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't...
    on 19 July, 2018 at 18:21

    A team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs can take refuge at mesophotic depths (100-500 feet beneath the ocean's surface). The results are clear: deep and shallow reefs are […]

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