Tag Archives: The Guardian

Throwback Thursday #14 – Magic

Today’s Throwback Thursday is all about magic, science, and mathematics. Above is a fantastic video showing a little wooden automata performing magic, created by Per Helldorff. Using a simple turning lever, a ball appears to teleport before your eyes. I … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #12

After last week’s down-to-Earth living in Brighton special Throwback Thursday, this week we take the stars. I can’t remember where I got the above image from (probably Twitter), but it’s awesome. Around our planet, we have one moon (you may … Continue reading

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Pi Day 2015

Tomorrow is Pi Day 2015! March 14, 2015, otherwise written as 3/14/15. I wrote about Pi Day last year, but this year is even more special. Not only does the written date go up to five digits, but it’s possible … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #10 – Fukushima

“A year ago, three nuclear reactors melted down at the Fukushima power plant in Japan. Nature Video takes a look at the ongoing efforts to stabilize the reactors and prevent the spread of further contamination.” (YouTube) It’s been four years and … Continue reading

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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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Vaccines, Measles, And You

“The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox virus. But how does this … 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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