Taking to the streets

I’m not one of life’s chanters. I get all self conscious about it and it never feels comfortable*. Nonetheless, this feels like a year where I need to be in the demos, part of the numbers swelling the crowd, if not part of the noise it makes. So, yesterday, I was part of the anti […]

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 10:01 am

Nicely done Ireland

The country becomes the first in the world to introduce same-sex marriage after a national referendum, with 62 per cent voting yes. Ireland has voted to recognise same sex marriag, with a turnout of 60%, of whom 62% voted yes to rewording their constitution on the subject of marriage. Marriage may be contracted in accordance […]

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 1:55 pm

We Experimented With Powdered Alcohol So You Don’t Have To | WIRED

Do safety concerns around powdered alcohol have any base in reality? Powdered alcohol is a thing. Don’t know if it will ever be available in the UK. In the US, where it’s not on sale yet, there’s already a huge moral panic over it. Wired had one mad person mix up a home made version […]

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 8:43 am

Theresa May’s plan to censor TV shows condemned by Tory cabinet colleague | World news | The Guardian

Former culture secretary Sajid Javid told prime minister he was unable to support home secretary’s proposals as they infringed freedom of speech It’s not just that the plan would give censorship powers to the Government, it’s that “extremism” is such a vaguely defined thing. Based on past experience, any speech that runs counter to the […]

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 9:41 am

The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades | WIRED

The Vortex, a radical new way to generate wind energy, is a bladeless wind turbine that looks like a giant rolled joint shooting into the sky. Source: The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades | WIRED Related Tags:

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 8:02 am

London Road Fire Station: exclusive images give glimpse inside historic building for first time in 10 years – Manchester Evening News

And the M.E.N. can reveal Capital & Centric, the firm behind Manchester’s planned new Kampus quarter, are considering a swoop for the controversial building Source: London Road Fire Station: exclusive images give glimpse inside historic building for first time in 10 years – Manchester Evening News Related Tags:

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 6:35 am

Antarctic ice shelf to disintegrate by the end of the decade (Wired UK)

The last remaining section of an enormous Antarctic ice shelf is likely to collapse within the next few years and result in a rise in sea levels, a team of Nasa researchers has discovered Source: Antarctic ice shelf to disintegrate by the end of the decade (Wired UK) Related Tags:

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 9:48 am

Home brew heroin

Yeast could soon be used to generate opioids, bringing us one step closer to the possibility of homebrewed smack. Source: Genetically Modified Yeast Will Make It Possible to Home-Brew Opiates | WIRED Related Tags:

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:51 am

Breathe In

Spotted in town a few days ago. Useful directions. Related Tags:

Posted by on 16 May 2015 | 10:07 am

Lords Cricket Ground

I think this sign may be lying. Related Tags:

Posted by on 16 May 2015 | 8:58 am