Tag Archives: The Guardian

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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ExpeRimental – Bringing Science Home

“ExpeRimental, launching 17 July and brought to you by the Royal Institution, is a series of free short films that make it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with children aged four to nine. Ignite a child’s … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Mathematics (Plus Cake)

You can create some incredibly beautiful images using mathematics. Over at The Guardian, they have a collection of images taken from the book “50 Visions of Mathematics“. These range from fractal images (which are always beautiful), to 3D-printed items, to experiments, … 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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Pi Day – March 14th

It’s that special time of year again. It’s Pi Day! To celebrate, here are a few interesting bits and pieces related to this day. First up, Alex Bellos, resident mathematician at the Guardian, has two really interesting articles on Pi. … Continue reading

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Answers For Creationists

After the recent Bill Nye / Ken Ham debate about evolution / creationism, BuzzFeed got 22 creationists to pose questions or comments towards “the other side”, aka people who understand in the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. These are … 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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