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Science and art and all the wonderful bits in between
Science and art and all the wonderful bits in between

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Some people are just crafty...

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Historical Figures Who Used the Lottery to Their Advantage
The dream of winning the lottery is not a modern concept by any means. Throughout the ages, people and nations have used lotteries for financial and political gains. It may be odd to think about, but without lottery, our world would be a very different plac...

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When is a Casino not a Casino?
The English language is, as most people who have learned it know, a strange and bewildering thing. Words which one day meant something particular, the next mean something entirely different – especially if they are acquired from other languages. Whereas t...

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When is a Casino not a Casino?
The English language is, as most people who have learned it know, a strange and bewildering thing. Words which one day meant something particular, the next mean something entirely different – especially if they are acquired from other languages. Whereas t...

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Attack of the bananas!

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The Unpeeled
There is one for you if, like me, you tend to allow fruit to get a little overripe instead of eating them when they are ready.  Their optimal ripeness never seems to coincide with my desire to taste their flesh but as we can see in Hillary Galvin ’s enterta...

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Want an amazing light show? Here it is, then!

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Floating Points ~ Silhouettes
Trunk ’s director Junior Martínez and Pablo Barquín have created a stunning and mesmerising video for Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd. The music in the video is taken from 'Silhouettes (I, II & III)', an eleven-minute overture that is also the second trac...

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How pigeons almost got in the way of the discovery of cosmic background radiation.

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The Pigeon, the Antenna and Me: Robert Wilson
There are always pigeons willing to get in the way… Radio-astronomer Robert Wilson recalls a pair of pigeons who almost thwarted the discovery of cosmic background radiation. Wilson’s discovery, “the echo of the big bang”, earned him a share of the 1978 Nob...
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