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The Secrets of Sleep

Ah Sleep! Apart from perhaps enjoying a favourite meal in good company I doubt whether there are any more enjoyable things to than to drift off into a deep refreshing sleep after a long day. The other night I found that I kept waking up soon after nodding off. Have you noticed when you’re drifting off … Continue reading

How to Survive being trapped in a Mine

I’m sure you’ve read and seen about the Chilean mining disaster in the news: 33 miners are trapped 700 metres below ground level.

Coffee – Drink Up! The virtues of coffee drinking…

Coffee is that strong smelling and bitter drink that people love or hate. Personally, I love it. Last year, I visited the UK’s first coffee festival and had so much fun that I’m looking forward to doing it again this summer. But next time I think I will curb my consumption: Over 20 espressos was … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence

Will computers become the new form of life on Earth? Yesterday, I read a news article about alien intelligence on the BBC news website ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11041449 ). Astronomer Dr Seth Shostak announced that it was likely that if alien intelligence existed then it was likely it would be ‘artificial’.

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