Category Archives: News

Genie, You’re Free

I woke up this morning to some very sad news. The legendary stand-up comedian and actor Robin Williams has passed away, aged 63. He was found dead in his home from apparent suicide (The Guardian, BBC). Tributes have been pouring … Continue reading

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Didcot Towers Demolition

Three massive cooling towers at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire were brought down in the early hours of Sunday morning. Having lived in Oxfordshire all my life, these towers have been a constant blot on the landscape, and I’m happy … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality

“Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they’re doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren’t covering it.  John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their … Continue reading

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AllTrials: Make Clinical Trials Count

Medicine is broken. “Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to … Continue reading

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World Homeopathy Awareness Week

It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week! So what does that mean? It means everyone should promote homeopathy, and how dangerous, irresponsible, and downright scandalous it actually is, with no basis in science or health whatsoever. To get the facts on homeopathy, … Continue reading

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Antarctica Live

“Guardian journalists Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are on board the MV Akademik Shokalskiy as part of the 2013-2014 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which commemorates the centenary of the first AAE led by Sir Douglas Mawson. Follow their blog for full interactive and … Continue reading

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A Million First Steps

The British Library has released over one million images onto Flickr. These digitised images, taken from the pages of 17th, 18th, and 19th century books, cover a wide range of subjects: “There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, … Continue reading

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