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Temple Grandin, Kinds of Minds and SETI

You’ll see me put up more TED videos over the next few months. I’ve had one in the drafts folder since Christmas, but I need some photos to go with it, and haven’t had the chance to get them. The prod is that I’ve applied for a TED fellowship....

Talking Bollocks with Andreas Moritz

To be honest I wouldn’t have heard of Andreas Moritz if he hadn’t been a bit silly. Andreas Moritz is someone who thinks cancer is a healing mechanism. Student Michael Hawkins criticised Moritz, so Moritz is naturally responding by providing evidence to...

Impactful Invaders

Heritage Key are holding a competition, asking for blog posts about “Which invaders have had the biggest impact on London?” I can’t enter for various reasons, but it’s an interesting question. In the spirit of creatively coming up with the...

Re-thinking the archaeology of Mars

I’ve been rummaging through the depths of my hard-drive and found a few things I’d forgotten about. Here’s one of them, from 2006 I see, a presentation on the contemporary archaeology of Mars. The reason I’ve pulled it up is I might want to go...

Friendfeed: I’m doing it wrong

I’ve been putting together a workshop on social media for the Physics department here at Leicester. It’s two hours to cover Web 2.0, so to cover it all I’d have to work at the rate of 1.0 per hour. Instead I’ve opted to cover a small range of...