A press release issued by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has generated a considerable quantity of media fodder. Stories have been popping up all over the place about the idea proposed, and some highly reputable sources have been joining in. For example New Scientist magazine jumped into the fray with this … Could […]

Are the Fast Radio Bursts Aliens sailing amongst the stars?


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Today, 23rd March, is World Meteorological Day. To mark the occasion the World Meteorological Organisation has issued an official statement regarding the state of the climate during 2016. It is not good. The content is not an option, nor a belief, or “conspiracy” by one specific organisation. Instead it is an evidence based statement […]

WMO State of the Warming Climate in 2016: ‘Truly Uncharted Territory’ – #climate



You might have seen various media stories about Norway being “officially” recognised as the happiest nation on the planet and had not really given it too much thought. For example the Washington Post and CNN and also the BBC. Apparently this all came on what was meant to be the International day […]

How do you measure Happiness? – #InternationalDayOfHappiness


Blasphemers are now apparently being targeted by the Pakistani government … Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under the country’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to […]

What is Blasphemy really all about?