Category Archives: Sort of Science

Report Card for Humanity (Millenium Development Goals)

Dear Humanity, Please see below for an overview of your performance during the assessment period of 1990 to 2015. The grading key is as follows … A = All targets achieved B = Significant progress made for all targets C = Progress made … Continue reading

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Does hot water freeze faster than cold?

I once read that hot water freezes faster than cold water. Understandably I threw my arms up in the air and started ranting about the laws of thermodynamics; safe in the knowledge that whoever wrote such a thing was an … Continue reading

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Electric Cars: Polluters in Disguise?

Staying on the topic of cars and petrol, I thought I’d address something else that has bugged me for a while – the claim that electric cars do more damage to the environment than normal cars because of all the … Continue reading

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Going the Extra Mile

It’s time to get a little nerdy with another post inspired but the often quite brilliant web-comic, xkcd … specifically this. The mouse-over text reads, “and if you drive a typical car more than a mile out of your way for … Continue reading

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