Friday, 27 December 2013

Steven Pinker: Good and Evil in 30 Seconds


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Asteroid Mining in Space: Is it Legal?



I have been doing a bit of research on this fascinating subject of late and I thought this video was worth sharing. 

 See also: Popular Mechanics - Who Has the Right to Mine an Asteroid?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Saving the climate means changing your mind: Stephen Tindale at TEDxRuss...



I thought this was interesting and worth sharing, not just because of the subject matter itself but also in light of the fact that the speaker is a former staunch opponent of nuclear energy who has now changed his mind.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Richard Wagner


It's the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner this month (22 May) so I thought it might be nice to share a few Wagner pieces with you via this humble little blog of mine. 

Everyone should make a bit of room in their lives for a spot of Wagner! 

Here is one of my favourite pieces by the master. Enjoy!

Monday, 1 April 2013

FT Article on McKay conclusions

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable Easter weekend. I used the time for some much-needed 'r & r', family time, and catching up with recent news, during which I can across the above short article from last Monday's Financial Times (25 March 2013).

Robin Tilbrook also blogged about this last week here.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Anti-Hutt agitation in Austria

An artist's depiction of the infamous Jabba the Hutt
I don't normally see fit to report on Daily Mail-style articles on this blog but I was particularly shocked by this.

See: Daily Mail: Muslims claim Jabba's Palace Lego toy is racist as it is 'based on iconic mosque in Istanbul' 

See also: Wookieepedia: Jabba Desilijic Tiure