THE METROPOLITANS — Episode Thirty Two — Physics Special

A saga of everyday life in the Big L and a wry look at contemporary culture By Tony Carden   Episode Thirty Two – Physics Special   “The first...

Brexit Has Cost Britain 500 Million Pounds A Week

The above is the title of a Reuters article about a current "study" produced by — The Centre for European Reform, which describes itself as...

Surprise! Genes Matter For Education, Bye Bye Blank Slate

Over on the non-thinking left it has long been standard theory that genes, inheritance, even intelligence, don't matter or not much concerning schooling. We're...

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – Another Book We’ll Not...

Apparently the imbalance in male and female numbers of top science types is such that everyone should be reading one specific book, Inferior: How...

Seems Obvious Enough – If Humans Stop Killing Them, Large Predators...

Of course, this is going to make going for a walk in the woods, or a swim in the river, more interesting but if...

A Fascinating Little Study Of Evolution In Action

Republished from The Conversation. As biologists explore the variation across the genomes of living people, they’ve found evidence of evolution at work. Particular variants of...

What Everyone Needs To Know About The Helium Market – Don’t...

Timothy Taylor has one of his - as usual - excellent pieces rounding up the economics of a certain situation. This time it's on...

Plastic Packaging Is Often Pollution For Profit

This was originally published at The Conversation. You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is...

Therefore We Should Trade Ivory And Eat Elephants

A report insisting that man has been responsible for the extinction of most to many of the megafauna. Entirely true of course, the big...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – No, Evolution Doesn’t Work This Way

We've another of those little attempts to describe science to us unwashed out here and as usual with the newspapers the point is mangled....