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Liquid Nitrogen Ice Bucket Challenge

For a full disclaimer and safety notice please see the original post. I now do lots of science blogging over at Tycho’s Nose, an excellent blog put together by Gilead, Keir and myself. Whilst the site’s content usually consists of long, thought-out pieces on interesting and varied topics, I was challenged to do the blooming […]

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The Wars Of The Diadochi, in 9 minutes

Watch me swear my way through the history of the Hellenistic middle east in front of a crowd of rowdy drunk people who just finished watching the World Cup

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Personal Genome Project Party

[Most important update: a big old full statement and apology from the PGP here] [Update: someone from PGP has commented to point out that this is PGP UK only and the international ones are run separately] Last night the Personal Genome Project (PGP UK) sent an email out to everyone who’d registered an interest in taking […]

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Does Microsoft Excel know more about Nicki Minaj than I do?

For a bit of a laugh, I frequently challenge my friends to topics on Quiz-up that I know we both know literally know nothing about. My main topic of choice used to be “Nicki Minaj” but recently I suspect that my younger brother is secretly studying Minaj facts so he can beat me at it.* Anyway, […]