Tag Archives: BBC

Throwback Thursday #7 – Kepler

In last week’s Throwback Thursday, we focused on Darwin and the species on our planet. This week we’re focusing on the Kepler spacecraft and the new planets it has discovered. Back in 2011, Kepler discovered several planets orbiting within the habitable zone … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #5

This week’s Throwback Thursday is all about black holes. As a reminder, these posts are not exhaustive by any means, but just contain old posts that I found interesting at the time, but never got round to posting about. “Powerful … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #4

To start off this week’s Throwback Thursday, we have an interesting video on how Google and Facebook are tailoring the results and information they give us, showing us only what their algorithms think we want to see. Concerning what we … Continue reading

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The 25 Biggest Turning Points In Earth’s History

The BBC have an excellent interactive infographic detailing the “25 biggest turning points in Earth’s history“. From leaps forward in evolution to devastating asteroid impacts, these were the turning points that shaped our world. The 25 milestones are: The Earth … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #2

Today’s Throwback Thursday is all about words. The above video, by Vsauce, goes into detail about different types of wordplay, including aphorisms, syntactic ambiguity, paraprosdokians, and spoonerisms. Two articles by the BBC next: the first is “Why did LOL infiltrate … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #1

I’m going to try something new each Thursday. Over the course of maintaining this blog, I have developed a huge backlog of articles and links I found interesting at the time, but never got round to actually writing about. To … Continue reading

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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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