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Alternative Realities an article by: GF Willmetts

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Alternative Realities    an article by: GF Willmetts

I will admit from the start that I have problems with alternative realities. Less for its fictional counterparts but in line with our current existing reality. Quantum Mechanics says for every decision, there is a counter-decision out there in the multiverse and it creates an alternative universe each time it happens. Whether this extends from […]

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Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Can you hear the heart of Mars beating?

NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. Scheduled to launch as early as May 5th 2018, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), a stationary lander, will be the first-ever mission dedicated to exploring Mars’ deep interior. It also will be the first NASA […]

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Exoplanets: meet the new hunter …

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Exoplanets: meet the new hunter …

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (aka TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16th 2018 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future studies will assess their capacity to harbour life. “One of the biggest questions in exoplanet exploration is: If an astronomer finds a planet in a […]

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Professor Stephen Hawking passes.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Professor Stephen Hawking passes.

Professor Stephen Hawking, the eminent scientist and physicist/cosmologist, has passed away at 76 from causes related to his wasting disease, last night. His fame spread so far and wide that he also made numerous guest appearances on such TV shows as Star Trek, The Simpsons and Futurama. Stephen may have passed, but his scientific work lives […]

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Fusion power … nearer than we think?

March 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fusion power … nearer than we think?

Progress toward fusion power — an inexhaustible and zero-carbon source of energy — could be about to take an interesting leap forward. This is due to a collaboration between MIT and a new private company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems. CFS will join with MIT to carry out rapid, staged research leading to a new generation of […]

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Elon Musk, panel crasher, at South by Southwest Film Festival.

March 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk, panel crasher, at South by Southwest Film Festival.

Elon Musk crashes the Westworld Panel at SXSW 2018 (the South by Southwest Film Festival) to shoot the breeze about humanity’s future in space.

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Mathematics: A Curious History by Joel Levy (book review).

March 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mathematics: A Curious History by Joel Levy (book review).

I like reviewing maths books from time to time, if only to remind me on how much we rely on it in our lives. More so with histories on the subject when it shows how it evolved and maths really does evolve over the centuries. In line with other of publisher Andre Deutsch’s book series, […]

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The Brain: What It Does, How It Works & How It Affects Behaviour by Dr. Catherine Loveday (book review).

March 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Brain: What It Does, How It Works & How It Affects Behaviour by Dr. Catherine Loveday (book review).

As you might have noticed by the amount of non-fiction books I read, I am always in pursuit of knowledge. From a review point-of-view, it’s often to point in the right direction as to which books deserve particular attention that you might pick up and read yourself. In this case, despite its yellowy maze-like cover, […]

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Immunity Of The Fittest? an article by: GF Willmetts

March 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Immunity Of The Fittest?   an article by: GF Willmetts

Reading in February that there is now a new race of mutant super-rats that we currently have in the UK who are immune to current rat poisons did stop me and think. The news reports says these rats mutated to beat the poisons but that seems at odd with genetics and more in line with […]

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Turning Points by Kostas Kampoiurakis (book review).

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Turning Points by Kostas Kampoiurakis (book review).

The sub-title of Kostas Kampoiurakis’ book, ‘Turning Points’ is ‘How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life And Development’ gives a better idea on the subject matter. Essentially, he’s looking at the critical times and events that change our species to where we are today. Before that, he also provides examples that you can try […]

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