Confusions and Connections
Rosetta this is Philae calling
Written June 14, 2015
Not that long ago a small robot on an asteroid sent this tweet: Hello Earth! Can you hear me? #WakeUpPhilae — Philae Lander (@Philae2014) June 14, 2015 It was a message that we all wanted to, and hoped that we would, hear.  After a bad landing and having critical power issues she has ...more

Ada Lovelace Day 2014
Written October 14, 2014
Today is Ada Lovelace Day. A day to celebrate the role that women have played in science. This is going to be the third time that I have written about this great day. Both of my previous efforts can be found over here, and here. That actually finishes all my science heroines. ...more

Space is closer than you think
Written August 27, 2014
Space people think is a long way away. They are wrong. It only starts 63 miles away or, if you prefer the metric system, 100 kilometres. Not that far. You can drive that distance in about an hour [keeping to the speed limit – ed]. This distance is just a figure ...more

One part of running a website is making sure that you are getting visitors. How they get to your site and what search terms they have used if they arrived via a search engine. How we do that is via multiple tools. One being Google Analytics and the other being Webmaster ...more

This was going to be a post on how statistics can be used. It’s not going that way. Well, not fully. I’ve got to start off talking about religion. No, No… Come back… The religion I will be talking about is the followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster [FSM]. Pastafarianism. Now, you may ...more

Pioneers and Golden Records
Written March 18, 2014
Two of the greatest experiments started when I was very young.  These being the launch of four probes. The two pioneers and the two voyagers. These probes have produced some of the best images of our galaxy we have ever seen. Spend a while going through the images over on the ...more

Another look at Cosmos
Written March 17, 2014
Almost 35 years ago, the late Carl Sagan stared in a ground breaking TV series called Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. This series was, until PBS did one about the American civil war, the biggest watched show on the channel. We now have to jump forward to today, well actually yesterday. Cosmos is ...more

Asteroids and monkeys
Written March 14, 2014
Asteroids & monkeys? What is the connection I hear you say. Well, the simple answer is this: I was listening to an old podcast of the BBC radio 4 series, The Infinite Monkey Cage and they were talking about the earth being hit by an extraterrestrial object, an asteroid mainly. The next ...more

The Space Race is Over
Written February 20, 2014
So Billy Bragg told us in song. It was an interesting time the 1960s. There was a lot going in. At the start America got a new, incredibly young, president who had a plan to beat the “evil empire” that was the Soviet Union. Even if just 15 short years before ...more

It’s all because of the gays & atheists!
Written February 12, 2014
That’s what I have read over the last couple of weeks It’s all the Gays & Atheists are causing this weather. I always thought the Flying Spaghetti Monster would help but by the sounds of the sane people in UKIP he won’t save me this time. I’m not sure if I should ...more

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