Category Archives: Apparitions

The Cupcakes of Mitosis

Tomorrow, Crox Minor is having a bake sale in aid of her favourite charity Children of Peace. This afternoon she and Mrs Crox made loads of cupcakes … some of them on the theme of mitosis. Here are two cupcakes, … Continue reading

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Echinoids

Here is a small collection of fossils. I’m posting this to celebrate the recovery of the second one along on the bottom row, found by me earlier today on Cromer East Beach while Crox Minor and I were walking the … Continue reading

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Who

Unless you have been buried 37 miles underground on the fifth moon of Jaglon Beta since – oooh – the Middle Pleistocene, it will not have escaped your notice that the 50th anniversary approaches of the first broadcast of Dr … Continue reading

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Mermaids, Museums … and Murder

Some of you will remember my gothic horror detective mystery romp By The Sea, first serialised on LabLit courtesy of Dr J. R. of Rotherhithe, and then turned into a book. It’s still available on Kindle and as a paperback, … Continue reading

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A New Pet

This afternoon I discovered this butterfly, in a somewhat sleepy state, on the windowsill behind my computer screen.  I didn’t have the heart to put it out of the window. After I posted the picture on the soshul meeja, my friend … Continue reading

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Extrafunicular

If posting on this blog were not enough, I have also been writing things for other people, and other people have been writing things about me. The frequency of such extrafactual activity has been heightened by the propinquity of my … Continue reading

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger – a Guest Post from Brian Clegg

A few days ago my friend Mr B. C. of Swindon, for it is he, let me erupt onto his blog concerning the scientific illiteracy one finds in the desert that is televisual emission. Today I return the compliment, and … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing

Monday night found me washed up in London with time on my hands. This very rarely happens, so I was determined to use the time well: notwithstanding inasmuch as which I went to a literary gathering in a room above … Continue reading

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A New Arrival

Notwithstanding inasmuch as which the recollections of those few you who remember why chez Crox is sometimes known as the Maison des Girrafes, there has been little evidence of same, either in the Maison itself, or in the Jardin adjacent. … Continue reading

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Questions, questions

Earlier today I had cause to trawl through the digital archives of Your Favourite Weekly Professional Science Magazine Beginning With N, notwithstanding inasmuch as which I came across a series of articles I ran about ten years ago, over which … Continue reading

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