Uncaged Monkeys

Posted on Fri 13 May 2011 in geek • Tagged with review, science

I find it heartening that a thing like Uncaged Monkeys exists. While I doubt science based entertainment will ever reach the stadium busting state that stand-up comedy did a few years ago I hope the trend continues.

The format worked well and was a lively cross between lecture and stand-up …

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Star Stuff

Posted on Thu 17 March 2011 in geek • Tagged with astronomy, cox, physics, science

Fliss is fairly convinced I have a man crush on Brian Cox. If I have it's because it is nice to have a telegenic scientist on our TV screens who is obviously so excited by the science he wants to share it with his audience. Last week's Wonders left me …

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Doom posts

Posted on Mon 14 March 2011 in geek • Tagged with earthquake, japan, nuclear, science

Let me start by saying that I in no way want to minimise the horror the Japanese have been going through. By any standard the recent earthquake has a big one. Despite their advanced technology and modern 21st century infrastructure there isn't a lot more they could have done to …

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Holy exponential parking charges Batman!

Posted on Mon 07 March 2011 in general • Tagged with science, stansted, wonders

There wasn't much to be achieved at the weekend although I did pick my parents up from their last minute skiing holiday. It did lead to some colourful language when I got tagged by the airports parking scam.

I carefully timed the drive down to arrive as my parented landed …

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Help! Most of our Universe is missing

Posted on Tue 19 January 2010 in geek • Tagged with cosmology, DNA, science

We went to an interesting lecture last night at Churchill College.

There is a problem with the universe. It doesn't quite behave as we would expect it to given the amount of mass we can see in it. To account for the difference in the observed universe and the what …

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