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Fodder for Friday

We only have a few weeks left until we welcome 2016, so with everyone already sitting back to enjoy the holidays, we thought we’d make it easier for the tech community to keep up with what’s important and happening by feeding them a little fodder every week. 173 more words

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Are the Syrian Refugees All 'Young, Strong Men'?

At a number of events this week, leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has repeated claims that the Syrian refugees the U.S. is taking in are strong young men as part of his fear that those seeking asylum could carry out terrorist attacks. 949 more words

Fact Check 8: Jobs lost in onshore wind

Read Full Fact report: How many jobs could be lost in onshore wind?

As someone who has lost their job as a result of the Government unpicking any support for renewables, I was itching to read this.  181 more words

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Fact Check 7: The UK's renewable energy target

View Full Fact report:  The UK’s renewable energy target

Blah blah blah, Renewable Energy Directive. Blah blah blah, binding EU targets. 

I think that’s what most people see when this is written about. 258 more words

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Truthiness in Local Education

The current Mayor of Lowell, Rodney Elliot, recently posited this gem in our local newspaper. Take a look at the bulleted items, if you have not already read this, and be outraged. 703 more words


Fact and Fiction: Lightning Safety

The fringes of winter are already upon us but summer is still in our recent thoughts- hot, sunny days, an afternoon thunderstorm. The sound of thunder and the flash of lightning is a common sight and a stunning one to see but very dangerous. 701 more words

The Problem With POPS.

And now your forecast for tomorrow: expect cloudy conditions and a 50% chance of rain. 

How do you understand the forecast above?

A.) Will precipitation occur 50% of the day? 674 more words