Monthly Archives: May 2015

Climate Change, 365 Sunny Days a Year

Before you see the words climate change, heave a heavy sigh and scroll onward ask yourself, aside from all the political hype and doomsday prophesies you’ve heard, what do you actually know about global warming?Well, the world’s definitely getting warmer … Continue reading

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The Mother of my robot. RepRap  a company founded in 2005 released its first 3D printer named Darwin in 2007 followed by the second Mendel in 2009 and Prusa Mendel and Huxley in 2010. As you may have noticed they … Continue reading

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Social media and the Fear of Missing Out: Why are you reading this? Shouldn’t you be doing something cool?

We’re all aware of the existence of the black sorcery that is social media. We all use it and we’ve all read the disparaging articles, heard the misinformed talking heads going on about its corruptive influence and then seen it … Continue reading

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Abortion: A public battleground???

Did you know that the Catholic Church wasn’t always pro-life like it is now? Until 1869, the Catholic Church considered the fetus to have a soul at around 19 weeks, and supported legal abortion until that time. The legal status … Continue reading

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Think a Parasite that Kills Bees Doesn’t Affect you? Think Again.

Bees are a fantastic source of delicious golden honey. That wonderful sweet syrup that brightens up your tea and livens up your oatmeal. And that’s about all they’re good for…right? Well no. Bees actually provide us with an extremely important … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Catastrophic Flooding

You know what the difference is between someone who accepts climate change and someone who doesn’t? Well if you look at their behaviour from day to day, nothing at all. A difference of opinion, that’s as far as it goes. … Continue reading

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Height, Heart Disease and Keeping Perspective

A study published by the University of Leicester last month gained a lot of media attention when it linked genetically short adult height to coronary artery disease. The results prompted some to ask questions of the medical field, and what … Continue reading

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To bee, or not to bee: What everybody needs to know about Varroa destructor.

Varroa destructor is a small creature causing big problems. But what exactly is Varroa destructor, and why should you care? What is Varroa destructor? Varroa destructor is a species of mite. They have eight legs, are 1-2mm in length and … Continue reading

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Vaccines have never caused autism.

If you find yourself asking “Should I have my child vaccinated against Measles, Mumps and Rubella?” The answer is an almost definite “Yes.” 

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Power Freeze: Ice Isn’t Nice to Wind Turbines

We all know that we need to use renewable energy as much as possible in the coming years, thanks to fossil fuel shortages and the ever-present shadow of climate change. But this poses a few problems for some areas, particularly … Continue reading

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