Tag Archives: The Guardian

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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Nature’s Masters Of Disguise

Can you spot the mossy leaf-tailed gecko in the image above? If you can do it within a few seconds, you have a very keen eye. Over at The Guardian, they have a great collection of photographs of nature’s masters of … 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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Truths About Vaccines

Vaccines save lives, millions of lives, each year. Yet despite this, anti-vaxxers insist that vaccines are dangerous, poisonous and will kill you. So here are some links for you to show you the real truth about vaccines. First up, the always excellent Phil Plait … Continue reading

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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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