Category Archives: Science

New Species of Human – Homo Luzonensis


For the first chapter of my first novel I imagined the Earth 100,000 years ago. It’s rare for those pre-historic times to hit the news and be popularised but the recent announcement that there was evidence of diminutive sized humans … Continue reading

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Why are there no Aliens near Earth?


Man is a competitive, destructive species. This is one of the prerequisites of survival. Continue reading

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Downgrading iTunes on XP


I hate version 11 of iTunes, it seems to botch up list view with every click, but I’ve kept putting off doing something about it. Finally got so browned off that I took the plunge; uninstalled it and reinstalled version 10 … Continue reading

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Putting Global Warming Projections into Context


I was looking back at the rate of ice loss. This has interested me for many years and still fuels my imagination. I still remember very well the vivid dreams I had as a child, of raging rivers scouring through … Continue reading

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The Exploration of Space


Rosetta mission: ‘Go’ is given for comet landing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30012854 What will it find? Depends how old the lump of rock (7P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko) is. The earlier the meteorite was formed, the more likely we are to expand our early knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Notes to World Building and Cosmogonies


I’m gonna talk about two things here: Cosmogony and World Creation Cosmogony Any theory concerning the coming into existence (or origin) of either the cosmos (or universe), or the so-called reality of sentient beings. World Creation Essentially a process of defining a sandbox … Continue reading

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Memory Hogs (iTunes by Apple)


Don’t try this at home. Continue reading

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Ice Loss, Ice Age


In Esa’s Cryosat mission sees Antarctic ice losses double, the BBC report claims that West Antarctic ice loss amounts to .43mm of sea level rise per year… 4.3 cm per century. This feeds a current narrative of the collapse of … Continue reading

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Finally, Climate Change


I’m like a dog with a bone on this. The facts don’t change but the news is so new, it’s a joy. The Independent, a staunch, liberal-left, money losing nag-extraordinaire in this sphere, reports on the glacier that may have knocked up the … Continue reading

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More Climate Change?


In Senate Passes Bill to Delay Spike in Flood Insurance Rates, the opinions of the Climate Change lobby are given an airing. ‘The aim of the Biggert-Waters Act was to shift the financial risk of insuring flood-prone properties to the … Continue reading

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