Will you get cancer?

Have you ever wondered how some people who smoke heavily all their lives never get lung cancer, yet someone who never smokes (except passively maybe) does? Firstly, we’ve all been saturated with food and drink advertisements that boast they contain this and that anti-oxidant, but what about the oxidant that we’re being told to be … Continue reading

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Stupid Scientology?!

Yesterday an incredible twitter trend emanated from the story of a Councillor based in Wales (John Dixon) who, over a year ago, tweeted: “I didn’t know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs off.” ….and now he faces disciplinary action in what was deemed a … Continue reading

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Facebook ghosts

There was an article published yesterday in the New York Times that discussed the management of Facebook user accounts after they had passed away (see here).  Apparently, as the article explains, more and more over 65 year olds are signing up to the social networking site.  Due to this age group having the highest mortality … Continue reading

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Meet Foxy

I think it’s time to share a hobby of mine….photography. This is Foxy.  He’s always got so much energy and is very active so it was difficult to get an unblurry shot of him.  Then I had a brainwave, all I had to do was hold his toy where I wanted him to look.  Job … Continue reading

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Done with Dyson!!

Right, that’s it….the Dyson is out to get me!! I’m not a big fan of housework at the best of times and I like to get it over and done with as quickly as possible.  Tell me, why on earth has my Dyson got a fan at the front that blows out air, thus whirl-winding … Continue reading

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Science is REAL

I saw this on twitter this morning and I loved it….

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Magic, Magnets or Illusion?

Have you ever heard of the Magic Hill in the Cooley Mountains, County Louth in Ireland? Years ago when my mum was telling me stories of her trip to Ireland, one in particular fuelled my interest and it was the one about this hill.  Apparently, as the name has hinted, it is a very extraordinary … Continue reading

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and so it begins….

So here I am, I’ve actually started blogging!! To answer your question of what this is all about, I attended two meetings this week, Wesminster Skeptics on Monday, with speaker Simon Perry and the Science Blogging Talkfest on Thursday, with the amazing panellists Petra Boynton , Mark Henderson, Jon Butterworth, Alok Jha, Andy Lewis and … Continue reading

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