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Life, the Wonders of the Universe and Everything

The Wonders of the Universe aired on TV this week and it didn’t disappoint. It looks very good indeed. Sweeping vistas, wonderful graphics and, as is now customary for these documentaries, the Famous Presenter – in this case Brian Cox (the … Continue reading

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Are Friends Electric?

How big a part does technology play in your life? Sure, you have your smartphone, your netbook, your Facebook/Twitter, your email and your blog. Doesn’t everyone? Hell, even your grandma knows how to Skype. Technology is a tool, a means of making our lives easier, … Continue reading

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Head again

Philip K. Dick’s head went missing. His android head, that is. Apparently it disappeared during a flight. The mind boggles – how do you mislay a head? Where could it possibly have gone? You can imagine some hapless traveller freaking … Continue reading

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…D is for Drake, E is for ET, F is for Fermi……

Life sometimes has a way of presenting stuff in well matched pairs, like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, say, or lightly salted Doritos and mild salsa dip. In the week that I finished ‘Fermi and Frost’, a great short story by Frederick Pohl, BBC4 … Continue reading

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