Wow: Astronomers think that 16 Psyche is the exposed core of a full planet that didn’t make it all the way, and we’re itching to know more about it. NASA will be sending a probe to check it out in the next few years, and in the meantime, scientists are working to glean what they […]
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 […]
Zynep Tufecki has an excellent analysis in the Atlantic of why Covid has been such a shock to every health system in the world. In short, we humans tend to be poor at systemic analysis, especially of complex systems with non-linear outcomes. This leads us to tend to under-estimate the impact of certain events – […]
Amazing detail in this tour of asteroid Bennu courtesy of NASA and the OSIRIX-REX probe:
Sad news: José Padilla, the Spanish DJ who helped define chillout music in the 1990s, has died aged 64 from colon cancer. An update on his Facebook page reads: “It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that José passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night here on his beloved […]
The IT has a list of Irish online shops to help you shop local during lockdown. Might also be interesting to see something different to the all consuming Amazon, there’s plenty other retailers out there trying to survive: “Two hundred Irish retailers for all your online Christmas shopping“
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.
The lyrics are from personal experience. I didn’t suffer from insomnia, but I’d just had an abscess on my tooth. It was so painful it would keep me awake. The lines about having no electricity and reaching for the pen in the darkness were also from real life. I had an electricity meter and when […]