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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nuclear numpties

There have been 32 reported “near misses” of American nuclear devices over American soil. Eric Schlosser, the author of a new (five-week-old) book on...

New fossil discovery turns the evolution of jaws on its head

It would seem strange for us to try and find common ground with a tuna sandwich, but a recent fossil finding suggests that our...

The Saint’s guide to renewable energy

Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their latest report after nearly seven years of scientific research. The report, which is...

Muddied waters on Mars no longer

The scientific, and increasingly popular, obsession with researching heavenly bodies may seem extremely puzzling. Here on Earth, we might seem isolated from the universe,...

Google’s Chromecast: now available

Just over a month after the release of the Chromecast, my technophile flatmate and I were finally able to get our hands on one....

Apple’s new iPhone isn’t so new

Slightly before daybreak on 20 September 2013, hordes of crusading consumers gathered around the world with a common purpose. Valiant in their goal, they...

Understanding the Higgs Boson

The Standard Model of particle physics is a theoretical framework explaining the forces exerted on and the interactions between elementary, subatomic particles. Because of...

Google Glass: on privacy and public accountability

Beta testers of Google’s Glass technology have been busy both exploring the capabilities of the device, and uncovering its immediate problems. Though some find...

H7N9 Bird Flu – China’s shadowy past of health scandals put...

The grim reaper of modern pandemic diseases makes a macabre reappearance, this time in the form of the newly discovered strain of bird flu,...

Textual evolution and the influence of technology

Every generation complains about the corruption and “dumbing down” of language by their youth. Particularly in the realm of typed language, the new forms...