Category Archives: History

A new kind of self-awareness

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores the phenomenon of ‘the Overview Effect’ through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced it, and features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, … Continue reading

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A lunatic life

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as … Continue reading

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Asking the right questions

Brian Greene explains that we live at a point in space and time that allows us a particular view of the cosmos. Continue reading

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Not with a whimper, but with a bang

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Support the Dark Snow 2016 Field Campaign

The Dark Snow Project 2016 Field Campaign Needs You! Continue reading

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How to make your own Dvorak keyboard from a QWERTY one

Those of you who have been following my puerile witterings here from the early days of ‘Wibble’ may recall that, back in 2007, I underwent the throes of converting my fingers from <spit> QWERTY to the vastly superior keyboard layout … Continue reading

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What happens when a climate skeptic discerns reality

Partial transcript: Richard Muller, Phd: I didn’t know whether global warming was real, whether it was completely bogus or maybe it was twice as bad as people said. So my daughter and I … decided we would set up a … Continue reading

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How to change the world

The illimitable ocean consists of drops of water. Each drop of water counts. When a myriad drops of water move in the same direction, there is the irresistible tide… Continue reading

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How Man’s Effect On Nature Will Change Your Life

Further musings on the absurd antics of the dominant extant species on the only life-bearing planet known to said species. Continue reading

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Why no-one talks about the Wayback Machine any more

A tribute to the amazing Wayback Machine for years of unfailing service. Continue reading

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