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How Thick Would A Piece Of Paper Folded 103 Times Be?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Tech

Mind. Blown. ...

Let's Talk Optical Phenomena - From Rainbows to Sun Dogs

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Have you ever looked up in the sky and wondered "What on earth is that?" I can still remember the first time I saw a little rainbow in the sky not far from the sun... what was I looking at? It's time to say Halo to optical phenomena...

London Girl Geek Dinners Turns 9 - What Has Changed?

Judith Lewis | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Judith Lewis

As I sat next to my husband of 17 years moaning to me that David Cameron had only appointed the three women he had because they were women, not because they were competent, it made me want to thrust their CVs in his face and maybe down his throat.

'Generation Create': Their Rise & What They Can Teach Us

Simon Pont | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Pont

It's not an over-claim. We're all living through a revolution. The Digital Revolution. But let's not too quickly jump to thoughts of tech. Any new technology is there to make new things possible. Invention is the trigger for what follows.

Do You Know Your Jigger From Your Muddler?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Are you master of the Margarita, boss of the Bellini or ruler of the Rob Roy? You could be exactly what Jamie Oliver's Drinks Tube are looking for with their brand new competition - Jamie Oliver's Search for a Cocktail Star with Bacardi... It's open to professionals and amateurs alike, whether you shake it up for family and friends only or if you're in a top hotel bar.

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

Never Before Will Law Enforcement Agencies Have Been So Well Equipped to Prevent Child Abuse

Mike Penning | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Penning

There are very few crimes which provoke such powerful emotions as child sexual abuse. The predatory paedophiles who commit these vile and abhorrent offences destroy the lives of their vulnerable victims for their own depraved gratification. It is a stain on civilised society, and one this government is absolutely determined to remove.

Three Reasons to Cheer for Companies House

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Companies House just announced that it's making all of its documents available for free in 2015... it shows once again that the UK is a pioneer in data transparency... Companies House itself says, this move "will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ways of using the information."

Who Said There Are So Few Women in Science?

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Simon M. Clabby

Working at the Mary Rose, it seems hard to believe people who say that there aren't enough women in science. We have a healthy number of female scientists here at the museum specialising in all sorts of fields. Conservation, archaeology and teaching are the most popular however; physics still seems to be a subject left to the boys.

Embryonic Knowledge

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The Embryo Project, directed by Jane Maienschein and Manfred Laubichler, brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines who look at the history, science and various issues surrounding the growing fields of embryology, development and reproductive medicine.

Save Your Ad for a Rainy Day

Tej Rekhi | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

Ad serving based on the weather conditions is nothing new, however it is about to become much more prevalent due to technological advancements... In the future, ad exchanges will enable advertisers to place different versions of an ad based on the weather.

Please Don't Send Me a Photo of Your John-Thomas

Melissa Davis | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Davis

Sexuality is complicated and we all have our secrets and desires, most of which are vastly different from those of the next person. But what it is about sending unsolicited images like this via social media that makes us think this is a 'safe' thing to do?

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.

Bringing It Home: The UK is Ready for Robotics

Huw Davies | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

"How many robots do you encounter during your day?" The answer, I expect, is none... the great news is that we have some fantastic UK entrepreneurs ready, and inspired by the mission, to lead the RAS charge from Europe.

The Great British Take-Off: Brits in Space

Libby Plummer | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Libby Plummer

Next year Tim Peake, a former Major in the British Army Air Corps, will be Britain's first official astronaut to make it into space... Peake will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) where he'll spend six months carrying out experiments on the ESA's Columbus laboratory module.

Stop Blaming Anti-Feminist Young Women For Feminism's Marketing Problems

Alyx Gorman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alyx Gorman

Teenage girls across the world are publicly rejecting feminism. Now, excuse me one moment while I get inside my bomb shelter, but I can kind of see their point...

Love Your Self(ie): The Positive Rise of Selfie Culture

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Ever since getting my iPhone and experimenting with apps like Snapchat and Instagram, I found myself taking more selfies and viewing myself in this way more regularly. It made me really look at myself and assess the aspects of my face and, in time, I realised that I actually really like the way that I look not just in the strategically angled and well lit photos that we take of ourselves.

This Patch Makes Salad Taste Like Steak

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Would you like a patch which makes salad to taste like steak? A machine which lets people allergic to animals keep pets? Or how about a program which ...

Despite Our Real Concerns, Labour Will Be Supporting the Government's DRIP Bill

Diana Johnson | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

Given that the Government are responding to a European Court judgement handed down in April, on a case heard last year, there is no excuse for rushing this legislation through Parliament in less than a week. But at stake is something very important and this is why we'll be supporting the Government today.

What Has Humanity Come to in a Week? Social Media Pornography

Sacha Wise | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Wise

Two reflections in the media that makes some parts of humanity seem as perverse as a creepy stranger peering down your top. They both involved sexual acts. They both involve social media. One of the instances involves rape.

Is Instagram the Modern Mother's Little Helper?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

When I was young, if we wanted to share the moment that our babies took their first faltering steps across the lounge floor, we had to stick our heads out of the front door and shout at Peggy across the road to stop hanging out her washing and come see.

Finding Out She's Pregnant: 10 Dads Give Their Experiences

Karl Young | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

There has long been the opinion of men naturally being scared and or wanting to run away once a woman has told them they are expecting. Personally I am not sure where this has come from and I can only guess it's from the soaps and the trashy magazines. In my experience I was over the moon and from speaking to my followers on Twitter so were they.

Seeing the Future of Space Clearly

William Pomerantz | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
William Pomerantz

We don't just think about the next flight, we think about what happens 1,000 flights from now, when SpaceShipTwo is being operated by people who haven't even applied for jobs at our company yet... The door to the space frontier is opening.

The Importance of Net Neutrality for the Connected Car

Gary Newe | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Just as we have freedom of speech and equality in our day-to-day lives, it's only natural that, as we enter a more digitally-centric world, the same practices occur. As internet and connectivity continue to play a huge part in our lives, we need to make sure that net-neutrality also continues to play a part.

How PR Ruined My Life, and Yours Too, Probably

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Everything's a marketing opportunity. Our existence is only a chance to prove how brilliant we are, and to congratulate our mates for their brilliance too... The fact is, the more we PR our lives online, the more isolated we become. With every 'Ibiza. Done' status update we move further and further away from meaningful relationships with our families, friends and lovers.