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'Residue': Netflix's New Dystopian Show Is 'Black Mirror' With 'Game of Thrones' Cast

Still stuck moping in a Game of Thrones finale hangover? Do you already pine for the supernatural overcast of dread involving the violent deaths of small children, the violent deaths of regular-aged people, … 819 more words

Innovation, mental health and minorities

Is curious fact that many of the world’s innovations and discoveries were made by outsiders or people with disorders of the mind. A few examples might include Isaac Newton, Robert Hook, Albert Einstein and Alan Turing. 339 more words

Innovation

A Leeds Tale - The Marvellous Doors of Mr. Harrison (1626)

There have been several people who’ve been great benefactors to Leeds, but John Harrison was the first. In the first half of the 17th century, he paid for a market cross, built St. 1,313 more words

Harrison -1, bewigged horologists -0

It’s not often a hero from the world of 18th Century horology is conferred with a new Guinness World Record – but that’s exactly what happened at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Saturday 18th April. 256 more words

A County of History and Mystery

Westchester County set just outside New York City is known to many by two ideas, “Westchester is affluent” and “Westchester is upstate.” This community of nearly one million in approximately 500 square miles believes in something else. 405 more words

Longitude, Harrison Clocks, Lunars and Captain Cook (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1)

Lunars

During these same years, another competing method had been developed for finding longitude using the moon and stars themselves as a clock to determine the time back in Greenwich, England. 792 more words

Moving To New Zealand