Tag Archives: BBC

The Chance Events That Led To Human Existence

“How have we ended up as the most advanced species on a small blue-green planet, orbiting a seemingly insignificant star, in one of the hundred billion galaxies in the Universe? Science has found some extraordinary answers to this question. Looking … Continue reading

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Your Life On Earth

BBC Earth have an excellent interactive, personalised just for you. “Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate … Continue reading

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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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