Places & Travel

Places to see: Iran

Sebastien Cuvelier, a Belgian photographer, has a book out from a trip he took to Iran, ‘Paradise City’. That’s a country I would love to see: Paradise City is a personal search through both the contemporary and ancient landscapes of Iran to locate an elusive, dreamlike version of paradise. My journeys to Iran were inspired […]

Government

You could fuel the health system instead

In November 2018, former defence secretary Gavin Williamson introduced a zero tolerance approach for drug use, saying it was the only way to ensure excellence was maintained as he highlighted that the purchase of illicit substances fuelled organised crime. via https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/24/rise-in-number-of-british-soldiers-being-sacked-for-drug-use Instead of powering organised crime, you could tax it, and fuel the health system.

Space

Nokia: Connecting Astronauts

RTE reports that Nokia have been selected to build the first mobile network on the Moon. Not sure if your roaming package covers that one yet. The lunar network will be part of the US space agency’s efforts to return humans to the moon by 2024 and build long-term settlements there under its Artemis programme.  […]