Given the current global lockdown scenario, I thought it was high time I posted some photographs from my (pre-Covid) visit to Chernobyl and the now deserted nearby city of Pripyat. … Continue Reading Things to do in Chernobyl when you’re alive
Remember, folks, if (a) it’s new, (b) it’s popular, and (c) it’s invisible, then you know what it is. That’s right. It’s a cancer-causing death ray inflicted by lazy-minded bureaucrats … Continue Reading Reading this can damage your health
The other day, a live World War II hand grenade was found in a garden just down the street from my house. Thirty families were evacuated from their homes in … Continue Reading Galway nuked, radiation fireball blasts Athlone 😦
Here is a short piece I wrote for Tuesday’s Irish Independent. It was part of their ‘Science For Life’ supplement (not available online), in which scientists provide answers to “some of … Continue Reading Is there actually evidence for anti-ageing creams?
Last September I blogged about this very exciting discount available from Amazon.com. Now, please restrain yourselves…I’m only talking about a mere $467 price reduction on a single-volume book! I guess the downside was … Continue Reading That sensational Kindle bargain: UPDATE (includes rant)
Happy Solstice everybody! As James Brown (above) puts it, it’s time to hitch up your reindeer and go straight to the ghetto! This is because it’s time for Part 2 of … Continue Reading Scientific advice for Christmas (Original Soundtrack), Part 2
The world of book publishing is a notoriously fraught business, with science and academic books suffering particularly badly in today’s marketplace. Where once books were sold primarily in specialist stores … Continue Reading Kindle bargain: Whopping discount on science publishing sensation!
So it looks as though we are all going to die. Again. This time it’s our mobile phones that are going to kill us. And who says so? Well, exactly. … Continue Reading This week’s carcinogen: Your mobile phone
Have a listen to Ann Coulter talking to Bill O’Reilly on Fox News last week (the show aired on St Patrick’s Day, hence O’Reilly’s green tie). Coulter is a social … Continue Reading “Radiation is good for Japan”: Coulter’s case dissected
The horror of human suffering caused by the catastrophe in Japan is vicariously traumatic, and only compounded by the fearful prospect of mass radioactivity contamination. News organizations have a pivotal … Continue Reading When is a nuclear meltdown not a nuclear meltdown?