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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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Rosetta

“On August 3rd, the Rosetta spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured this stunning image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers of travel along gravity assist trajectories looping through interplanetary space, Rosetta had approached to … 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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Pavement Paint Squiggles

The BBC have, what I think, is a fascinating article on the signs and symbols spray painted onto the road by utility companies.  Each different colour means something different, as does each line, squiggle, letter, and number. There is no … Continue reading

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Climbing Shanghai Tower

An incredibly scary video, of two Russian guys climbing the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower. Makes my palms sweaty just watching it from the comfort of my own room! They do get some great aerial views of … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Rosetta!

Today is the day that Rosetta wakes up. After 31 months in hibernation, the wake up signal was initiated at 10:00 GMT this morning. However, we won’t know for sure if the spacecraft will have woken up until after 17:30 … Continue reading

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More Science Images Of 2013

Time for some more amazing science images from the past year! BuzzFeed has a collection of the 23 most breathtaking science photos of 2013, and they are utterly brilliant. Ranging from the nanoscale to the galactic scale, and everything in … Continue reading

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