Tag Archives: life

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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Shadows And Plumes Across Enceladus

“Why does Enceladus have ice plumes? The discovery of jets spewing water vapor and ice was detected by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft in 2005. The origin of the water feeding the jets, however, remained a topic of research. A leading … Continue reading

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Melodysheep – What Is A God? (Feat. Jason Silva)

Melodysheep – What is a God? (Feat. Jason Silva). What is a God? Jason Silva reckons it’s the sun, as that is what provides life to us. It’s certainly a more plausible explanation than a divine (benevolent?) being. Hurrah for … Continue reading

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Here Is Today

Here is today. But how does today relate to the rest of time? By clicking through the various stages, you can see where today lies this month, this year, this century, this millennium, this epoch, this period, this era, and … Continue reading

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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Vaccines are one of the greatest achievements in human history, eradicating many diseases (such as smallpox) and greatly extending and improving human life. Unfortunately, many vaccine-preventable outbreaks (iO9) are making a comeback, due to anti-vaxxer propaganda and scaremongering. The Council on Foreign … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday aged 95. The above video by The New York Times takes a look at South Africa’s first black president. A timeline of his life can be found over at the BBC, along with a wealth of other … Continue reading

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Royal Institution Advent Calendar 2013

Chromosome trailer for the Royal Institution Advent Calendar 2013. Last year, the RI gave us an advent calendar of a different figure in science presenting their favourite element each day. This year, it’s all about the 23 pairs of human chromosomes. … Continue reading

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