There’s a crimewave in southern England. Deal Town Council have been been recklessly using the coat of Arms granted to Deal Borough Council in 1968. As heraldry aficionados will know, Deal Town Council covers a slightly different area than Deal Borough Council. Therefore there’s been a stretch of almost 40 years of law-breaking since the borough council was disbanded in 1974.
Deal Town FC have also been told their kit is illegal due to their badge. Presumably because people might confuse them with the entirely non-existent Deal Borough FC.
I missed this till now. There’ll be a fourth instalment of the Science of Discworld. If you haven’t read any of the Science of Discworld books, they’re different to the usual Science of… books in that Discworld doesn’t run on science so there’s not much point explaining how it could work scientifically. Instead it follows an experiment by the wizards of Unseen University to create a world that runs on rules instead of narrativium. Roundworld has no magic so how does a world come together and how does life colonise it?
Science of Discworld II: The Globe was about the development of Mind with the aid of two playwrights and Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch looked at how the idea of evolution was invented again and again until Charles Darwin made it stick.
For Science of Discworld IV the Omnians have discovered about the Roundworld project. A world that is actually round but has no gods is a bit of a problem for the Omnians who believe that the disc is a globe, but are very keen on a God.
If you’re very quick you can make your own rainbow roses, or other flowers. You’ll need a white rose, some food colouring, a knife to split a stem and some time. +Anne Osterrieder has the details at AoB Blog.
On my to-read list today is Light Pollution of the Mountain Areas in Poland by Ściężor, Kubala and Kaszowski. A quick skim suggests it’s about the mechanics of measuring light pollution in Poland, but the references look like they could make the problem more interesting. It’s not just about astronomy, there are measurable biological impacts from artificial lighting.