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How Do I Make Sure Next Year Is Better Than the Last One?

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

If the last 365 days were good for you – well done!  Keep up the good work.

If not, here are a few tips that may help you get back on track for the next revolution around the Sun.  You probably won’t like them, but they are the reason you’re here.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in How?, TL;DR

 

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Why the US Government Shutdown Could Cause the Zombie Apocalypse

Land of the Z, Home of the Brains

Z-Planning has always been a source of amusement to our governments.  They claim to take it as a bit of a joke, or issue tongue-in-cheek blogs on how to stay safe during the Zombie Apocalypse.  In all seriousness, though, the American government has many layers of protection that would usually ensure we remain zombie free.

Thanks to the government shutdown, these layers of protection are rapidly eroding. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in How?, Why?

 

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Is it true that food colouring will not dye milk until it is stirred in?

I once read that if you put a few drops of food colouring in milk it sinks to the bottom and stays there until the milk is moved (then it spreads through the milk to make it another colour). It’s never worked for me, is that because it was false or is there a way to make it work?

The theory is good, but in practice it only works with food colouring that is blue. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in How?, Science, What?

 

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5 Things You Never Knew About Snow

Those among you in the Great British isles this weekend will probably have some fairly strong opinions about snow. But although the BBC News site is saturated with articles about the effect on life, limb and liberty, there are certain things they won’t have covered. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2013 in How?, What?, When?, Where?, Who?, Why?

 

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How do you make transparent ice? Also, why does just-boiled water freeze faster than cold?

Snow is frozen water, and that’s not transparent either. But massive Antarctic glaciers are clear and beautiful. It’s all the same water, so why the difference?

The truth is, not all water is the same.

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Posted by on December 15, 2012 in How?, Why?

 

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Do wormholes really bend space and time? If so, how is their pull that strong that they would distort time?

Do you see a white rabbit down there?

The theory is one that any self-respecting geek or Donnie Darko fan will be familiar with.  An Einstein-Rosen bridge is a theoretical tunnel through space and time which allows the user to travel further or more quickly than traditional linear travel between the two points.

Science knows a certain amount about this phenomenon, but they do not understand the full story. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2012 in How?, Where?

 

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Do one-legged ducks swim round in circles?

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Posted by on November 17, 2012 in How?

 

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