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Wyrd Sisters started last night of BBC Radio 4

It's available worldwide. Spin on to 2m30s for the start of the programme. Embedded Link Terry Pratchett – Wyrd Sisters: Episode 1 Three witches meet on a blasted heath while murder is in the air. Stars Sheila Hancock. Google+: Reshared 4 times Google+: View...

The Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby

The Ionia Sanction is a sequel to The Pericles Commission. It features Nicolaos, the young Athenian who has invented the job of agent in order to learn politics to avoid becoming a sculptor like his father. I liked The Pericles Commission and the only quibble I had...

Senna versus Prost by Malcolm Folley

This past season of Formula One has been the best since 1993. The next season, I think, will be the first where no one on the grid has driven against Senna. Depending on how you feel about Schumacher, it's possible Senna was the last great driver in Formula One....

A hydrophobic oil absorbing marshmallow

via +Cheryl Hurkett is this video demonstrating a marshmallow-like macroporous gel that could be used for separating oil and water. Like the accompanying press release says, this is obviously useful for marine oil spills, but there are many more applications....

My head has just exploded

Rockabye Baby have a lullaby version of Lullaby by The Cure. If you've not heard of Rockabye Baby they're repackaged versions of hits slowed down to more somnolent pace. Except for the versions of Coldplay songs obviously. If you haven't heard any of them...