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  • Nature and the BBC get it right

    Nature and the BBC get it right

    I don’t generally like to criticise non-AoB journals here. It’s a waste of effort and there’s an obvious conflict of interest. But there is one thing that’s quite common that annoys me. A journal... […]

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  • Can agriculture cultivate a new variety of CERN?

    Can agriculture cultivate a new variety of CERN?

    There's an interesting paper out in Trends in Plant Science, The Future of Field Trials in Europe: Establishing a Network Beyond Boundaries by Stützel, Brüggemann, and Inzé. It examines at the challenges facing agricultural stations at the moment. They look at large science […]

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  • Stories of 2015: December

    Stories of 2015: December

    Yesterday’s post didn’t get long to make an impact, but given this month’s top story, I doubt it’ll make much difference. The most popular link of the month – and the year – with... […]

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  • Stories of 2015: November

    Stories of 2015: November

    November was Sweet Potato Awareness Month. Unfortunately Month Awareness Month had passed me by so I only found out when I looked at Wikipedia, compiling this list. In the USA, some people call Sweet... […]

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  • Stories of 2015: October

    Stories of 2015: October

    There was a big event in October that caught people’s imaginations. The top story was a surprise 9656 people saw the Hallowe’en post we did for Buzzfeed a couple of years back. You can... […]

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English

Consolidating blogs

Consolidating blogs

I’m consolidating some blogs here to make it easier to manage things. And a lot cheaper as with one blog you only need one backup solution, and so on. I have the site working in English and Welsh parts at the moment. The design is a bit sparse, but I can pretty... read more
Experimenting with Clef

Experimenting with Clef

I’ve had locks on this site, the biggest one being .htaccess so only someone with a certain IP address can access the login form. In theory this would be a great idea – if I were the person with the right IP address. What’s happened usually is that... read more
Thoughts (one of my rasher posts)

Thoughts (one of my rasher posts)

I’ve seen a few people complaining how the BBC and Sky News are reporting an ongoing story regarding David Cameron. Censorship is a frequent claim, but I’m not sure that’s fair. There are a couple of reasons why the BBC might not want to go into... read more

Cymraeg

Pa mor Americanaidd yw digon Americanaidd?

Pa mor Americanaidd yw digon Americanaidd?

Llywodraethodd Gastanwydden America dros goedwigoedd Gogledd America. Sut bynnag, yn gynnar yn yr ugeinfed ganrif, difododd malltod ymron pob coeden. Lladdwyd biliynau o goed a nawr tua mil ar ôl mewn clystyrau. Mae gwyddonwyr wedi dod o hyd amddiffyniadau posibl yn... read more
Faint o nefoedd?

Faint o nefoedd?

Dywedodd Catrin Beard pam nefoedd? #PethaDwiDiDysguYn2015 #1 Rioed wedi sylwi o'r blaen mai ffurf lluosog 'nef' ydi'r gair 'nefoedd' — Catrin Beard (@catrinbeard) January 4, 2015 …sydd wedi drysu fy holl ddealltwriaeth o'r... read more
Ydy’r dyfodol yn heulog neu yn marw?

Ydy’r dyfodol yn heulog neu yn marw?

Yn arXiv mis yma, mae’r Eric Chaisson yn ysgrifennu gallai’r arwydd nwl yn fod y neges. Y rheswm yw’r cwestiwn: “Ble maen pawb yn y bydysawd?” Mae hyn yn cael ei alw “Y Paradocs Fermi”. Mae’r Chaisson yn dweud fod yr ateb sydd yn y gosteg. Mae e’n credu... read more