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Learning How to Say ‘No’

Notwithstanding inasmuch as which my reputation as an editor at Your Favorite Weekly Professional Science Magazine Beginning With N, I’m just a girl who cain’t say ‘no’. I’m in a terrible fix. I always say ‘come on, let’s go,’ just … Continue reading

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My Holiday Reads

Yesterday I promised a run-down of my holiday reading, so, without further ado, and in no particular order, I shall start with Deer Island, a memoir by Neil Ansell – a short book, but in its way, perfectly formed. Ansell … Continue reading

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Pride

Today the Fine City of Norwich hosted its Pride event, and me and the Croxii went to take a look. Pride comes before a Hall. In this case, Norwich City Hall When we got there the Forum (Norwich’s fine modern … Continue reading

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Index

The book is written, the proofs have been corrected, the date is set. Yes, The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution will be out in October, and you can, if you wish, pre-order it. But first, I have to do … Continue reading

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Tolkien in Cromer

I knew that J. R. R. Tolkien had once visited Norwich, but imagine my shock and awe at the news, communicated by my friend Mr M. A.-B. – colleague, fellow Tolkienist and translator into German of The Science of Middle-earth -  that … Continue reading

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Country Life

The global economy is in tatters; the Eurozone teeters on the brink; much of Africa is starving; thousands are massacred in Syria; and Israel and Iran edge towards war. Meanwhile, in Norfolk…

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Patterns

Being another excerpt from my gestating tome The Beowulf Effect, written today between Liverpool Street and Colchester, after which I played several rounds of Angry Birds. We human beings have at least two remarkable abilities. One of them is pattern … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #151

This example kindly sent in by Dr M.-T. H. of London, who found it in the lucre-driven, full-on, high-energy, 24-hour bagel-fuelled city that is New York. So exhausting they named it twice. As Dr M.-T. H. reminds me – ‘everything … Continue reading

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AV

Well, that’s over. What’s ‘that’, I hear you cry? Ah, well, ‘that’ was the referendum last week in which the voters in the U. of K. were invited to decide whether they’d like to elect members of parliament in the … Continue reading

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Reading

A comment on Steve’s blog referring tangentially to one of my own effusions made me think of how many really great popular science books there are out there.. So, here’s an idea. Why not post a few of your suggestions, … Continue reading

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