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Travelling by YouTube during the Lockdown

Travelling by YouTube during the Lockdown During the lockdown, and not even able to take a...

The Pharaoh, The Suburb, And Mathematics.

Not long ago, I was watching a documentary The Pharaoh in the Suburb on Channel 5 (UK terrestrial...

Between Brexit (not or not yet?) and Mothers’ Day

Today we are between what was supposed the be the day Britain left the EU, and Mothering Sunday...

Loaded questions?

Two days ago I came across this article in Science Codex. Extremist sympathies more likely in...

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Until recently, I worked in the Polymer Physics Group of the Physics Department at the University of Reading.

I would describe myself as a Polymer Morphologist. I am not an astronaut,

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Today is Christmas, and about this time folks in the New World may be thinking about breakfast. So to greet everyone reading this, here is a Russian Christmas card from before 1917, featuring Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) and his granddaughter Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden):



On TV at this time of year, we see a lot of reindeer, and we learn that during the winter it is mostly the females that keep their antlers.

Why do female reindeer grow antlers? - Discover Wildlife

Emperor Meiji (明治天皇, the 122nd Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, who reigned 1867 to 1912), presided over a time of rapid change in the Empire of Japan, as the nation quickly changed from an isolationist feudal state to a capitalist and imperial world power, characterized by the Japanese industrial revolution.
 

To observers in much of North America and East Asia, on January 31st, the second full moon of the month, passed through Earth’s shadow in a Super Blue Blood Moon.

Recently, in the New Statesman, under the headline David Attenborough: Brexiteers “probably don’t understand” facts, we read:

A day or two ago I came across this article

Yet another article in the Telegraph: this time Supermarket rocket salad healthier than homegrown. featuring the vegetable kingdom this time: