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Oh Feathers T Rex Had Scales

Oh Feathers T Rex Had Scales

We are quite relieved to read this morning that Tyrannosaurus Rex did not have feathers after all. The idea of a nine-ton monster clucking about like a baby chicken was always almost too much to bear. Thanks awfully to Prof Cunningham et al for resolving our cognitive dissonance.

Should We Put Computers on a Leash?

Should We Put Computers on a Leash?

The past few weeks have really seen the best, and the worst of computers. While scientists have used them to advance the frontiers of knowledge, others have been deploying them to abuse the rights of children on the internet.

More than Airbrushing the Past

More than Airbrushing the Past

Psychologists believe that writing about painful truth helps expunge the agonising memory. More than one politician has written a book after society put them out to grass. Winston wrote his ‘History of the English Speaking Peoples’, while Maggie followed through with her ‘Downing Street Years.’

Eating Less and Living Longer

Eating Less and Living Longer

Between 1583 and 1595, Venetian noble Alvise (Luigi) Cornaro wrote four books. His subjects were secrets for ‘living a measured life with a degree of sobriety’. You see, 4 decades earlier Luigi became exhausted and fell ill.

Anonymous in the Age of Surveillance

Anonymous in the Age of Surveillance

It has become increasingly difficult to remain anonymous on the internet, despite the remarkable success of the WannaCry team in lying low. We understood that video cameras on street corners were for our own good. However, why do we allow Facebook to explore our inner secrets like a bird pecking away at a tasty honeybee?