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July 16, 2012

Domo Arigato Mister Roboto Singularity is the hypothetical future emergence of greater-than-human super intelligence through technological means (AI). Since the capabilities of such intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the occurrence of a technological singularity is seen as an intellectual event horizon, beyond which events cannot be predicted or understood. […]

June 5, 2012

Genetic Variation: Now We’re Gonna Have AnnnnnTs… As I arrived home the other evening I was greeted with a bizarre question: “Did you know that only some people can smell ants?!” I didn’t. But it got me thinking, what are some interesting genetic differences in people? Are there other strange things that only some of […]

May 28, 2012

I know that people always talk about bad luck, and the odds being against your favour, but aside from us winning the global lottery in terms of which country we live in, have you ever considered what the odds of you being here are?

May 21, 2012

CSI: Geology Towards the end of WW2, Japanese military scientists made use of a reliable, high speed current of air that they had discovered flowing at high altitude over their country (now called a jet stream). They used this current to carry large balloons across the Pacific, travelling a distance of more than 8,000km in […]

May 14, 2012

Looks Like things are getting too spicy for the pepper! Since I began writing for this esteemed publication, my adoring fans have been hounding me, “DO A COLUMN ABOUT NACHOS IT WILL BE SO FUNNY LOL.” Here it is. What makes the chilli in your nachos so spicy? How come it burns the shit out […]

May 7, 2012

Hibernation – The lazy man’s winter Has anyone else noticed that May sucks? Besides marking the start of the cold, the wet and the wind, May represents overdue assignments, all that summer money you saved trafficking arms to war-torn nations is running out, and—adding insult to injury— avocados at the supermarket are suddenly getting expensive again […]

April 30, 2012

Nikola Tesla Anyone even remotely associated with real-time strategy games has heard the name Tesla before—the Serbian God of Lightning’s righteous zapping coils have been ruining the lives of digital soldiers and zapping Allied war machines into spare parts since the release of Command & Conquer: Red Alert—but surprisingly few people these days are familiar with […]

April 2, 2012

DINOMANIA A classic ice breaker at parties is the old “HEY IM BAS WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE DINOSAUR?! “You gotta be ready for that conversation, and I’m here to help. TYRANNOSAURUS REX (TYRANT LIZARD KING) Most famous dino there is, he terrified us during Jurassic Park, and to this day the sight of my glass of […]

March 26, 2012

the Placebo Effect – WTF Scientists are generally pretty good at explaining the world around us by way of logic and evidence–that is, after all, their job. Nonetheless, there is some shit out there that is still very puzzling. I know you’re probably thinking, “oh yeah like buzzy physics and multiple dimensions and time travel and that.” […]

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