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Sunday, September 23, 2018

2012: A scientific review

When looking back over the previous year’s events I always find myself amazed by the number of news stories that have been crammed into...

Farewell, the man who taught us to look up

Hayden Goodfellow pays tribute to Sir Patrick Moore, amateur astronomer extraordinaire.

The future: creating petrol from air?

Call it the ultimate conjuring trick: British engineers have created petrol literally from thin air. Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), a company in Stockton-on-Tees, UK,...

Different artists, same sounds: is our modern music losing originality?

The next time your grandmother complains about how modern music all sounds the same, you should be hard-pressed to argue with her. She is...

Branding’s new frontier: Sound?

The consumer is increasingly devious, and we are all in a permanent battle to avoid direct marketing and advertising; we skip through ads in...

Badger cull halted in the UK

Two pilot culls of badgers due to be proceeding in South-East England currently have been postponed until next summer. The culls were intended to...

Eating our way to global warming?

Food is necessary for human survival; this is a truth which is universally acknowledged. However, agricultural food production and land use have recently been...

Hurricane Sandy: Forecast of Things to Come?

Amidst the aftermath of the election results in the United States, the country is still dealing with the effects of one of the largest...

The iPad Mini – worth the hype?

Tech reviewers The Verge wrote that, “There's something endearing about the mini that makes you want to keep it on-hand and use it often.”...

Climate change: The degradation of our frozen world

Tangible examples of the effects of climate change on our planet are often hard to come by, but a few recent, isolated events present...