Tag Archives: New Scientist

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 #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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Climate Change 2014 – Why Not Now?

Our climate is changing, and we’re responsible for it. Despite the huge environmental, economical, and personal cost that a changing climate will have, our leaders are slow to react. Why do they stick with fossil fuels? Why not change to … 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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Optical Illusions

Everyone loves optical illusions. If you don’t… well, I don’t have to finish that sentence because every loves optical illusions! There are many awesome illusions floating around the web, and I’m sure you’ve seen the majority of them. Here, I … Continue reading

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