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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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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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Rolf Harris — Crimen Exceptum

By Alexander Baron

On March 17, Rolf Harris appeared at a Central London magistrates court where he was formally charged with seven counts of indecent assault, all historical offences. The complainants (notice that important word, complainants, not victims) were aged between 12 and 27 years old at the times of the alleged offences. One woman is blind, suffers […]

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Son Of Sam And The End Of Ultimate Evil

By Alexander Baron

If you haven’’t heard of Son of Sam, it must be because you are both too young to remember him and are not a crime buff. Although he murdered only six people, David Berkowitz has achieved a notoriety out of all proportion when one considers the death toll of many of his ilk. Berkowitz is […]

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Fighting The Bean Blight That Damages Crops

By Tim Sandle

A disease called common blight, caused by bacteria of the Xanthomonas genus, affects the yield and quality of bean crops. Tackling this global disease with chemicals has proven to be difficult and costly, plus there is the issue of the effect of crop chemicals on the general environment. New research suggests the disease can be resisted by […]

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Tackling Zika By Altering Mosquito Mating Patterns

By Tim Sandle

Scientists are considering attempting to influence mosquito mating patterns in a bid to slowdown the spread of Zika virus disease. The viral disease has been known of since it was discovered in Uganda in 1947. However, it is only in the past year that the disease has become one of global concern. As reported previously […]

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Chris R. Tame (1949-2006)

By Alexander Baron

Chris Tame died ten years ago today; the founder and head of the Libertarian Alliance was a fitness fanatic who was, ironically, struck down with a rare and particularly virulent form of bone cancer that to his life at the relatively young age of 56. Although his personal life was not a success – he […]

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