To be released in October 2019. Just when you thought it would be safe to get back into the water… Details here.
It’s early January. That time when other people’s New Year’s resolutions mean that you get lots of emails. About really important stuff that you simply must deal with, like, immediately. … Continue Reading Some pieces and bits
Interested in adventure? Well, then this public lecture is for you. It’s me again, this time at the invitation of Maynooth University as part of their celebration of Science Week … Continue Reading Forthcoming: “Adventures in Science Communication”
I guess this was a fast-moving story. After all, by the time the sub-editor had finished writing that headline, it emerged that this particular UFO was neither U nor F. … Continue Reading Breaking: UFO not flying, not unidentified, still an object
I’ve concluded that they’re right. Mobile phones DO addle the brain. They DO interfere with competent cognition. They DO cause people to become rambling, incoherent, and negligent thinkers, and to talk ever-more-ridiculous … Continue Reading Won’t somebody *please* think of the validity?
Aliens latest: Iran claims US run by extra-terrestrial Nazis, Washington Post frets about foreign relations
Our old friend, ex-Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer is back in the news, this time featuring in a story on the website of Iranian news agency, Fars. It turns out … Continue Reading Aliens latest: Iran claims US run by extra-terrestrial Nazis, Washington Post frets about foreign relations
Hopefully I will get a few more hits on here now that I have posted something with ‘Sex’ in the title. But you’ll have to consider this one a quickie. … Continue Reading Sex + Everlasting life = Science!
Well done Ali Razeghi, who’s only just gone and invented a time machine. And what a time machine it is. Despite the near wall-to-wall use of Back to the Future … Continue Reading How to predict the future
It’s coming up to that time of year again (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least). The daylight creeps longer into the evening hours, leaves on tree and shrub begin to … Continue Reading Water on the brain
I am generally nonplussed by birthdays. And I realise that blog posts about blog posts can sometimes be boring. However, as I’m an obsessive hoarder and a data geek, in … Continue Reading One year in: The Science Bit’s greatest hits
Earlier this week, a new paper by neuroscientists at Bristol University was covered across several media outlets. Very quickly, a common thread began to emerge through the headlines: “Stress can … Continue Reading It’s true, college is a rat race
Last week, a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) linked alcohol consumption with cancer risk, and duly attracted extensive international media coverage. News outlets around the world keenly … Continue Reading Alcohol causes cancer? If you assume so, yes
Last week, the news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) issued a press release with the title, “Rightwing candidates are better looking, says study”. The item described a study conducted by Swedish … Continue Reading Right-wingers are better looking, study doesn’t show