Massive galaxies formed when universe was young

Some of the universe’s most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models predict, according to surprising new research led by Tufts University. The findings appear in the Astrophysical Journal published online Nov. 24 in advance of print publication on Dec. 10, 2010. “We have found a relatively large number … Read more

Paul Chambers – “I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”

Paul Chambers, a 26 year old accountant, was arrested on 13th January by four police officers … Why? …Well apparently, his hideous crime was to post a joke on twitter. After making plans to travel through Robin Hood airport in Sheffield to see his girlfriend, he was alarmed to find that due to snow they … Read more

Mark Twain’s Autobiography

Apparently Mark Twain’s Autobiography is flying off the shelves these days. Confused? Puzzled by the fact that he has been dead for such a long time and wondering whats up? Well, its like this … the beloved creator of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and some of the most frequently misquoted catchphrases in the English language … Read more

Catholics & Condoms

As I’m sure you are aware, there has been a bit of a media generated feeding frenzy regarding the apparent statements made by the pope on the use of Condoms. Has there really been a change, did something new happen? What actually took place is that during an interview with a German journalist about his … Read more

Live Webcast: Christopher Hitchens vs Tony Blair

Yes indeed, the big day is fast approaching … Blair really has agreed to debate Hitchens in Toronto on 26 November (the event will be streamed live online, link for that live streaming is below at the end) on the motion: “Is religion a force for peace or conflict in the modern world?”. It should … Read more

Is religion a force for good… or would we be happier without God?

The Guardian has a fabulous article today …I’ve cut and pasted the start of it here, so that you get the flavor … if it hooks you, I’ve put a link at the end to the entire article so that you can read it all. Beware .. we have a couple of pro-religious kooks here, … Read more