All in a Spin – Our Amazing Universe
Mar26

All in a Spin – Our Amazing Universe

The Universe is an amazing place ! Just how amazing is hard to comprehend sometimes. In this article we look at some astounding things happening in the Crab Nebula.

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Great British Inventions
Mar22

Great British Inventions

The British have always been an innovative and inventive nation. Just how inventive may surprise you. In this article we look at just four of the inventions that Britons have made without which, life today would be very different indeed.

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What are Emotions for ?
Mar19

What are Emotions for ?

Emotions are very curious thing. Happiness, sadness, rage. What possible use could they be ?

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The Oldest Living Organism on Earth
Mar15

The Oldest Living Organism on Earth

What is the oldest living organism on Earth. You’ll be surprised to find that it started life before the wheel was even invented

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The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part II
Mar12

The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part II

Guernsey and the other Channel Islands lived for hundreds of years right on the front line of conflict between Britain and France. Islanders had to train and be ready to fight to defend their homes at a moments notice. To do this a Guernsey Militia was formed. In this article we track it’s illustrious history.

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The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part I
Mar08

The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part I

Guernsey and the other Channel Islands lived for hundreds of years right on the front line of conflict between Britain and France. Islanders had to train and be ready to fight to defend their homes at a moments notice. To do this a Guernsey Militia was formed. In this article we track it’s illustrious history.

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What’s it like to be a bat ?
Mar05

What’s it like to be a bat ?

The field of philosophy can sometimes seem a “bit out there”. So when US philosophy Thomas Nagel asked the question “What’s it like to be a bat” was is just another odd philosophical question or does the question go deeper into what it the mind is and what is consciousness.

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Even more Heroic Failures
Mar01

Even more Heroic Failures

It’s part of the human experience that despite our best efforts “Things just don’t work”. Here we look at some amusing examples of how to fail with real elan.

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Emoticons … a history
Feb26

Emoticons … a history

Emoticons … those little smiley characters crop up everywher , texts emails , twitters. They instantly convey a whole gammat of meaning. Today you even get some representing Elvis, a rose and Homer Simpson. But who invented them and when ?

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Why is the Sky Dark at Night ?
Feb22

Why is the Sky Dark at Night ?

Why is the sky dark at night ? A stupid question, surely ? … not really when you consider how the universe and space are operates.

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Can Money Bring You Happiness ?
Feb19

Can Money Bring You Happiness ?

The age old question … Can money buy you happiness ? Psychologists think that they have a handle on it.

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The Jersey Cow
Feb15

The Jersey Cow

The Jersey breed originates from the Island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Today, outstanding herds of Jerseys can be found from Denmark to New Zealand, from Canada to South America, and from South Africa to Japan.

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How the Ancient Romans built the Railways of the World
Feb12

How the Ancient Romans built the Railways of the World

How on earth can Ancient Romans have built our modern railway system ? We take a side-ways look at this claim.

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How does the Open Source model work ?
Feb08

How does the Open Source model work ?

On the face of it, in a capitalist society where you only work for financial and personal reward where the profit margin is everything, the open source model shouldn’t work. So what is it and how does it work?

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Popes, Protests and Protestants : Martin Luther and his legacy
Feb05

Popes, Protests and Protestants : Martin Luther and his legacy

The period know as the Reformation came about largely due to the actions and corrupt practices of the medieval Catholic Church. The split started when a German Monk named Martin Luther, who was so disgusted with the behaviour of Catholic clerics, initiated what we would call today a ‘Back to Basics’ campaign. In this article we look at what happened at this seminal moment in Church history.

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