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Respiratory tract infection

Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. They’re usually caused by viruses, but can be caused by bacteria. RTIs are thought to be one of the main reasons why people visit their GP or pharmacist. 419 more words

SCIENCE

The Incoherent Stumbling of Technology

I like science, and I like tech. Seeing that little app-enabled BB-8 toy in a store is interesting enough to derail all other thought processes (I know this from experience). 453 more words

Progress

Science Museum London

During the early 1700’s there was a developing energy crisis.  Coal was needed to fuel industry, especially the smelting casting and forging of iron.  Surface coal was becoming rare and deep mines were subject to flooding.  584 more words

General

Time Travelling With a Hamster and The Box of Demons. Book reviews

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

On his twelfth birthday Al Chaudhury, or Albert Einstein Hawking Chaudhury (which gives a hint of what is to come), is given a letter from his father, Pye Chaudhury (Pye is short for Pythagoras). 821 more words

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Why Liberalism will Always Fail: Part 2

I was reading a webcomic last night.  This webcomic involves a transgender character.  That in itself doesn’t bother me.  It also includes someone who is particularly mean, spiteful, and “transphobic” (a word which I hate because it’s inaccurate – and if it were accurate it would have quite a few implications that liberals aren’t comfortable with – but let’s go with it for now).   1,059 more words

Theology

Protein that switches cancers from inflammation to proliferation identified

'Inflammation plays a key role in a number of cancers. For example, bowel cancer has an early inflammatory stage. By understanding the biological mechanisms that underlie these cancers, we are better placed to find effective treatments.' 18 more words

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