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So I applied to be an astronaut

My life’s ambition is to go into space, so a few years ago I applied to be an astronaut. At the time anyone could apply to ESA (the European Space Agency), so I went to the doc and to the hospital, had a bunch of tests done, filled out the application form and sent it …

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Blowing ancient minds

Over Christmas I watched a lot of episodes of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World. It’s a fun rattle through famous earthly and not-so-earthly mysteries. One of the most surprising things I learnt was that the Ancient Greeks made a computer. Yep, a computer! In 1901, divers near the Greek island of Antikythera found what turned out …

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A personal On This Day

My boss’s wife posts photos of their (super-cute) son on Facebook almost every day. When he grows up he’s going to be able to look back at pretty detailed record of his childhood. Google recently released a neat video about a father who emails his daughter every day from the day she was born: I’ve …

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