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The Brussels Bombs Of 1983

By Alexander Baron

In a world where the principal, highest profile and most inhuman form of terrorism is that associated with the perverted political philosophy of Islamism, it is easy to forget that this brand is a relatively new development in the modern world. Those old enough to remember the Provisional IRA and related groups in the British […]

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People With Anxiety Issues See The World Differently

By Tim Sandle

People who suffer with high levels of anxiety perceive the world differently to those who are calmer, according to a new psychological study. The differences in perception may account for why some people are prone to anxiety than others (the inference being that the differences in perception trigger anxious responses, rather than anxiety itself […]

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William Shakespeare’s Skull Stolen

By Tim Sandle

An investigation of William Shakespeare’s grave, using new technology, has confirmed historical rumors that his skull was stolen. The new analysis of the grave of William Shakespeare was designed to coincide with the various events taking place around the world designed to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the Elizabethan playwright. Ever since […]

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What’s the Point of NASA?

By Tim Sandle

Going to the moon, orbiting the Earth, planning a manned mission to Mars. Is there any point to the activities of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)? Actually there is. Many experiments, require micro-gravity environments, are conducted in space and this has led to a number of innovations. In addition they are by-products […]

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Muhammad Ali Is Back In London — Sort Of

By Alexander Baron

The above photograph was taken by the current writer in Central London; I can’t remember the exact date in June 1992, but it shouldn’t be too hard to pin down as it was taken inside a sports shop (or was it a boshop?) during what was said to be the only signing he gave. The […]

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Gold-Filled Graphene Patch Helps With Diabetes

By Tim Sandle

Taking the special properties of the carbon based material graphene – light, transparent, strong – with the additional electrochemical properties of gold, researchers have produced a skin patch for the treatment of diabetes. The patch provides an alternative treatment option to injections. The patch is electronic and it is configured to sense excess glucose in […]

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Lighting Up Disease Carrying Mosquitoes

By Tim Sandle

A scientist has devised a simple technique for detecting genetic material from West Nile and chikungunya virus in samples, taken from mosquitoes. To help in the battle against disease carrying mosquitoes, Dr. Robert Meagher, of Sandia National Laboratories, has devised a new method for simultaneously detecting a range of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. To […]

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Planting More Trees Can Help To Prevent Flooding

By Tim Sandle

Many towns and villages around the world are at risk from flooding. In the U.K., each winter brings new risks for towns built upon flood plains, partly a consequence of longer term climatic changes. While various measures are being considered to reduce the risk of flooding, one way might be, according to the British government’s […]

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