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Chaos, Chaos Everywhere

In 1996 (or thereabouts) the new Meteorology building was opened at the University of Reading....

Figs, Solar Storms, and Celebrity Endorsements

Here are a few of the things I have been watching , while living a somewhat less active life due...

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...

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

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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:

An article in The Federalist:

The Darwinism That Fuels Atheism Actually Favors Religiosity

 

contains a section based on a 2016 report

A few days ago I read an article in the Telegraph Humanity’s earliest known ancestor discovered - and it looks like a ‘wrinkled old sack’, featuring this creature:
 

 
Today is the first day of the Chinese Year of the Rooster, 2017.
 
I am addressing this in particular to North American friends, since yesterday evening on TV we saw Michael Portillo on one of his great railway journeys, travelling through the state of Kansas.  In one of his enounters, a young Native American man, in full costume, performed a “prairie chicken” dance from the Blackfeet of Montana.
 

Not long ago, I read an article Apocalypse now? Nuclear proliferation is the least of our worries, to which the sub-editor helpfully added the heading soon, a massive solar flare will bring the world to a halt claims the author of a new book.