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The Nerd Degree: Time Travel
24 March, 2017
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The Nerd Degree: Time Travel

First off, I was super happy with the team name Jeff Clark came up with for us in this episode, “Wibbly wobbly, teamy-weamy thing”. Effing genius.

The Nerd Degree: Brains ajar
23 February, 2017
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The Nerd Degree: Brains ajar

This episode was about brains but that does not in any way make it cerebral. I somehow have managed to yet again mention what used to euphemistically be known as “marital aids”. How does this keep happening to me? I’m starting to think it’s not a coincidence.

Why you should get your flu jab
24 May, 2015
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Why you should get your flu jab

This week I got a flu jab. I haven’t always taken up the opportunity to get vaccinated against the flu in the past. This and conversations I’ve had with various people over the years leads me to believe a lot of people don’t get vaccinated who really should.

23 January, 2015
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The spurious science of baby: Centripetal force

This was a drawing I meant to include in my original Spurious science of baby post but forgot about for some reason. So I thought I might draw it anyway. There really is no parental joy like that of being bludgeoned on a daily basis by a supposed “helpless” infant.

Mother knows best
14 January, 2015
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Mother knows best

Mothers. All knowing bestowers of wisdom. As children we expect them to be the font of all knowledge. How glad I am that unlike previous generations I have the Internet at my disposal. For eventually The Master will get old enough to ask curly questions like “why is the sky blue?“, “why do cats purr?” […]

30 October, 2014
691 Views

No need for amber beads

When you have a kid with someone you very quickly come to learn a lot about their values. If you’ve chosen wisely you and your partner should have more or less matching attitudes on the important aspects of child-rearing.

14 October, 2014
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Shower peeing for the environment

I’ve made no secret that I am, in most cases, in favour of weeing in the shower.

The spurious science of baby
28 August, 2014
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The spurious science of baby

Babies are amazing scientists. As creatures who know very little about anything, every day as a baby is a day for trying out new things and exploring the world. And as a new parent you spend just as much time trying to figure out how the baby works. What makes it sleep? What makes it […]

26 May, 2014
771 Views

Marcus Chown Interview

Several years ago I had the opportunity to interview Marcus Chown, author, Science big-brain, and thoroughly pleasant individual.

21 February, 2014
626 Views

Proof that daytime television is a form of torture

Dr Oz teaches ‘Murica the correct way to pop a zit. Really.