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The Professor and the Fiver

The Professor and the Fiver

Small children are not the only destructive creatures. In fact, most of us love a challenge. So it was a dead cinch someone would take the Bank of England on, on the subject of its ‘much more durable’ plastic banknotes. However, Auger must first mention our coinage is the property of the government.

Were We Better Than the Youth Today

Were We Better Than the Youth Today

Complaining that the younger generation is not half as good as we were once is an old habit. Graffiti on the walls of Pompeii complains about “These youths wearing their togas halfway down their legs.” The great poet and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero remarked, “Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents

Will Enceladus Have a Change of Heart

Will Enceladus Have a Change of Heart

The Greek celestial gods were a troublesome bunch of trolls, pouring fire and brimstone on the earth below. They were also forever squabbling among themselves. Take Enceladus for example. They built Mount Etna over him to shut him up.

The Shoelace Mystery Comes Undone

The Shoelace Mystery Comes Undone

Medical engineering scientists at the University of Berkeley have moved our knowledge base a tad forward. We now know why shoelaces come loose, and they are hoping to use this to unravel why knotted DNA structures fail under dynamic forces.

No More Room in Space for Junk

No More Room in Space for Junk

We create a huge amount of garbage as species. Auger does not even want to Google to learn how much because we know the numbers are scary. Perhaps our own junk stats would cause us to blush too. Future archaeologists may wonder why the inhabitants of the Great Junk Age were so thriftless.