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Careful With That Amphioxus, Eugene

Spare a thought for the amphioxus, a humble marine creature which spends its adult life buried in sand, filtering particles of food from seawater using its beautiful and elaborate system of gill slits. On the left is a picture of … Continue reading

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Last weekend the environs of North Norfolk were infested by played host to the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival. Cromer’s turn was Saturday, but I missed it as I was too busy in my shed listening to tapes … Continue reading

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While we’re on the subject of holiday reading, I am informed by one Ian Whates, scholar, gentleman, SF author and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, publisher of the SF anthology Fables from the Fountain, that sales so far have raised a … Continue reading

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City Lights (Slight Return)

I regret to announce that cromercrox, for it is he, deleted the original version of this post, entirely by accident. Here it is again, dragged out from some cache or another, though of course without all y’all’s insightful comments. We … Continue reading

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Regular readers (both of you) will no doubt recall the day almost two years ago when Mrs Crox and I rescued four battery hens and gave them new homes. But seriously, this is a somewhat Guardian Weekend form of animal … Continue reading

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Now, look, if what follows gets a bit sweary, you only have yourselves to blame. Mrs Crox, who is a journalist who’s been working remotely for ages, is just about to lose her job – and is unlikely to find … Continue reading

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Fountainous Fables

My vitals fair explode with pleasure at being able to announce the Second Coming this forthcoming SF anthology: Fables from the Fountain, edited by by SF author, superfan and publishing supremo Ian Whates, is an hommage to Arthur C. Clarke’s … Continue reading

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“It’s not every day a girl gets to play with lungs!” quoth Crox Minor (12) on returning from school earlier today, professing that she’d just had “The Best Science Lesson EVER”. Her science teacher, clearly of the old school, had … Continue reading

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Were I to summarize the essence of my job at your favourite weekly professional science journal beginning with N in a single word, it would be ‘making decisions’. (Well, that’s two words, actually, but, hey, I’m a palaeontologist, so sue … Continue reading

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I’ve been meaning to write a short post about the importance of having a good mentor in your life, but as the man said, it takes longer to write something brief than an exegesis that is more, well, exegetic. So … Continue reading

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