Articles from September 2010



a journey

Dum! dum! dum! dum! DAAAH! Da-dum-dum-dum-diddah! Dum! dum! dum! dum! DAAAH! Da-dum-dum-dum-diddah! Have you guessed what it is yet? Dah-did-dah-dee! Da-da-did-dah-dah! Oh come on! Think Thursday nights; what every budding scientist and technologist waited for? Da-da dum dah-dah Da-da dum dah-dah! Of course, Tomorrows World! How science and technology was once done on the tele and, [...]

God: Stephen Hawking did not create Universe

God says Stephen Hawking isn’t needed any more. In a sensational statement that has prompted comment from all quarters God has controversially stated that Stephen Hawking is no longer needed to explain the mysteries of the Universe. God, ahead of the publication of  My Grand Design, his first book since the best-selling ‘New Testament’ some [...]

Hands up, who has a Blue Peter badge?

I know someone with a Blue Peter badge. Yeah, Ok, maybe you do too; perhaps you have your very own. Ah, but he was a BBC ‘Young Scientist of the Year’. Impressed now? And there’s more! He also won the Huxley Award for the best Zoology PhD thesis of his year. Go on then, try and [...]

You can’t lick it – yet

It is often said that government thinking about science can be written on the back of a postage stamp. Is this true? Well let’s see: For those of you without Super Vision – this is from the website of that bit of government that deals with science. ‘BIS is committed to developing a world class [...]