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Feminist Edjoocashun In Ameri-K-a

By Alexander Baron

You have to wonder in horror at the mentality of some of the people, especially women, who are graduating from American universities nowadays, because in a couple of decades or less, they could be running the country. If their grasp of documented historical facts is so bad and their grip on reality so loose, what […]

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Nerve Injury Linked To Diabetes-Related Vision Loss

By Tim Sandle

One of the problems associated with serious cases of diabetes is vision loss (or ‘diabetic retinopathy’). It has long been thought that diabetes-related vision loss happens due to blood vessel damage around the retina. However, new research suggests an alternative cause. A new study indicates that vision loss may be the result of a nerve cell […]

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Stem Cell Scientist Fired Over Negligence

By Tim Sandle

Public dismissals in the scientific world are few and far between, which makes the dismissal of Po Macchiarini newsworthy. Karolinska University in Sweden has dismissed the Italian stem cell scientist Dr. Po Macchiarini over a breach of medical ethics. This is not the firing of a junior researcher, for Dr. Macchiarini’s work with stem cells […]

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Sex Scandals And Shysters In The News

By Alexander Baron

What do a former Canadian radio broadcaster, a veteran singer-songwriter, a dead politician, and three disreputable law firms have in common? That’’s a tricky one, or is it? How about false allegations and other people’s money? If you haven’’t been following the insane antics of a bunch of so-called detectives in the UK, refresh your […]

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Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

By Mark Taha

Recently, Mark Taha visited the Clangers, Bagpuss & Co exhibition at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, part of the world famous Victoria & Albert Museum. This is what he found. This is a chance to either revive happy childhood memories or find out what you missed by not being born early enough. I was […]

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Our Queen At 90

By Alexander Baron

The British Royal Family and the Queen in particular have long been easy targets for those of particular political persuasion. ’Er indoors is portrayed as a wealthy parasite battening off the toiling and exploited masses. As might be expected, this hour and a half documentary paints an alternative and far objective portrait. Elizabeth The Great is […]

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Muhammad Ali At The O2

By Mark Taha

[This exhibition was reported here previously; this is Mark Taha’s first hand account]. An excellent day out, the only fault I could find would be no real mention of Ken Norton. For the rest, it’s great. On entry, they give you an audiophone with which to listen to various recordings, of limited use to us […]

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Space Bacteria? One Microbe Grows Better In Space

By Tim Sandle

For several years scientists on-board the International Space Station have been examining samples of microorgani and examining how they perform in micro-gravity environments compared with conditions on Earth. Such research is necessary should bacteria and fungi be used as food sources on deep space missions, or even used to help establish a Mars colony. The […]

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Best Concert Venues Are Shaped Like A Shoe Box

By Tim Sandle

There are many great concert venues and auditoriums in the world. But which are best? The Albert Hall? Sydney Opera House? Everyone will have his or her own opinion. A big influence is the shape, it seems from a new study. Research has revealed that concert halls in the shape of a shoe box help create […]

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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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