The Hinkley black hole

The Hinkley black hole
Hinkley Point: a black hole through which Britain will disappear in a cloud of invisible toxic smoke while the Chinese and French tiptoe away... [Read More]
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Utility versus quality of life

Utility versus quality of life
Would you plant a stinky dustbin right in front of your door so that it greets anyone come to see you? Probably not. Then why have the local administration built a waste collection site right by the station where potential visitors arrive in Saint-Blaise? [Read More]
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Universal bullshit

Universal bullshit
The map depicts those parts of Switzerland where the Swiss Post may no longer be required to deliver post in the very near future as cuts are made in so-called universal service. No doubt this evolution is the impact of extensive internet penetration, the liberalisation of postal services, sparking fierce competition particularly in parcels, and a general tendency to slash the budgets of state-run services... [Read More]
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A dance for life

A dance for life
For all its cry of sadness and rage - at the Orlando shooting tragedy - this music/dance video by Sia, with the dancer Maddie Ziegler, is a call to life... [Read More]
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Nano what?

Nano what?
Research showed that, breathed in through the nose, nano particles of Magnetite (an oxide of iron) entered the brain via the olfactory nerve. These nano particles are thought to play a role in degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer... [Read More]
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