Brexit Has Cost Britain 500 Million Pounds A Week

The above is the title of a Reuters article about a current "study" produced by — The Centre for European Reform, which describes itself as “pro-European but not uncritical” That is, theoretically willing to criticize the EU, although not necessarily doing...

Thing Is, James Watson’s Right, Intelligence – IQ – And Genes Are Related

What the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory decides to title people who have retired from that organisation is entirely up to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. It's of no more moment to the rest of us than your wife's pet name...

Watch Giant, Pink, Underwater Woodlice Eat An Alligator

You can, if you wish, watch giant underwater - and bright pink - woodlice eat an alligator. The 'gator is already dead of course, but we'd still not recommend watching immediately after lunch: To explain: A gross, yet fascinating new...

Northerners Die Younger – It’s Migration, Not Inequality

It's easy enough to understand how this finding will be used. Young northerners die at higher rates than young southerners. This is undoubtedly the result of inequality so we've got to tax everyone much more - especially the rich...

Language Depends Upon Those Over Processed, Softer, Foods

Or at least the language that we speak today depends upon processed and softer foods that came with the rise of agriculture and static living. It's not so much the agriculture, as the staying in the one place, for...

Crimea Fried Ostrich – And Then We Eated It

Another marker to put down about the extinction of the varied megafuana. A lot of which went extinct just as human beings - or varied ancestors of - turned up in the same area. The usual bit being that...

Contrary To Belief The Patent System Actually Works

If you register a patent then you get exclusive use of that idea for a time. This limits who else may use that idea. But, also, you must disclose what your idea is in that very patent. This will...

Seriously Silly Mars Colonisation Speculation – No Sex With Earthlings!

There is an entirely reasonable concern here, that any colonisation of Mars is going to lead to a population vulnerability. but the idea that humans on Mars would evolve away from having an immune system is silly to the...

The Correct View On Those Chinese Gene Manipulated Babies

A Chinese scientist claims to have edited the genes of two embryos using Crispr-Cas9 - the scientific world is up in arms about this ethical breach. It shouldn't be for two rather different reasons. The first being that we...

Therefore We Should Trade Ivory And Eat Elephants

A report insisting that man has been responsible for the extinction of most to many of the megafauna. Entirely true of course, the big animals in any particular part of the world disappeared soon after man turned up. This...

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The Gaping Hole In The Reparations For Slavery Argument

The argument proposed is neatly summed up here: Richard Cellini, a lawyer, summarised the reparations debate as a question in three parts. “First, was a...