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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Keeping it together – The Screw Thread
Feb01

Keeping it together – The Screw Thread

The screw thread … a simple device that cranked technology to new levels. Without the humble screw thread our world would literally fall apart.

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Are We Still Evolving ?
Jan29

Are We Still Evolving ?

Have our technological, biological and medical advancements to date put us out of reach of evolutions effects, or at least reduced their impact ? In this article we consider just a few of some of the ideas floating around at the moment.

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The Guernsey Double
Jan25

The Guernsey Double

Today the pound is the currency of Guernsey, however it wasn’t always this way. It’s only since 1921, Guernsey has been in currency union with the UK. However even after 1921 there was a curious anomaly, the Guernsey Double.

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Can a modern passenger plane glide? If so how far?
Jan22

Can a modern passenger plane glide? If so how far?

Whilst staring at the remaining working engine on a twin engined aeroplane one of the many thoughts that crossed my mind was “If that one decides to join its fellow engine and stop working , how far can we glide or can this thing even glide at all ?” In this article we look at the answer to this question.

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Speak Like a Saxon
Jan18

Speak Like a Saxon

Despite first appearances, the English we speak now is a direct descendant of Anglo-Saxon. So have you ever wondered what Anglo-Saxon might have sounded like ? In this article we look at how Anglo-Saxon was written and how it would have sounded.

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Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?
Jan15

Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?

The pursuit of science is based on the belief that the explanations we seek are comprehensible to the human brain. But supposing they’re not? What if no human brain is well enough equipped to understand the universe. What if we are fooling ourselves?

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The Mayan Apocalypse that never was
Jan11

The Mayan Apocalypse that never was

The Mayan Apocalypse “predicted” for 21st December 2012 clearly never happened. However people everywhere were in a frenzy over a claims that the world would end on Friday 21st December 2012. But who were the Mayans and where did this apocalyptic vision come from? and more importantly how did the hype get so big ?

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In Politics Why Does Left Mean Liberal and Right Mean Conservative ?
Jan08

In Politics Why Does Left Mean Liberal and Right Mean Conservative ?

We use the terms ‘Left wing’ and ‘Right wing’ in politics without really thinking about it. It’s a pretty odd thing to say. So how did these expressions come about ?

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Guernsey Biscuits
Jan04

Guernsey Biscuits

A Guernsey Biscuit isn’t a biscuit at all … but a savory roll with a firm crust and fluffy soft centre.

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