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Fusion in Oxfordshire

Spent yesterday at the Culham Science Centre, deep in the Oxfordshire countryside. I was there to play with viruses (details on workblog), but most of the research park is engaged in fascinatingly mindboggling nuclear fusion research like the Mega-Amp Spherical Tokamak, which I assume will one day take over the world. With this in mind, […]

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A short post about killing

Was more than a little surprised when I spotted this button on a blog today, so I went to have a look on the website. It promises that bloggers can “earn hundreds or thousands of dollars writing reviews”*, and encouragingly “disclosure that the review is sponsored is mandatory”. On the other hand, I’d be wary […]

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The web: great for unhelpful answers

The last time we saw her, our vet recommended giving Hunter and Ralph some chicken bones to chew on from time to time – a kind of meaty toothbrush, as it were. On Sunday we happened to have some spare chicken thighs, so we gave this a shot. Ralph growled, hissed, gnawed away and generally […]

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Anne Diamond: Evil Ghost

This article from the Daily Mail is pretty funny in itself, but the photo that accompanies it is a work of genius. It’s hard to work out quite what the Photoshop artist was aiming for, but it’s fair to say that they failed. Spectacularly. Either that, or Anne Diamond (who is she, anyhow?) is actually […]

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