Archive for October, 2013

Nostradamus and the Comet

As has been pointed out in earlier instalments, modern astronomers have tended to dismiss the sensational claims that have appeared on the Internet in recent years associated with comets as yet further examples of public ignorance, or even hysteria. But one person who did consider comets to be a potential threat to the earth, and […]

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Fire from the Sky

On the morning of 27 December 1831, the naturalist Charles Darwin set sail from Plymouth harbour in England at the tender age of 22, on a journey that was to last five years and take him all around the world. It was the result of his botanical and biological research conducted in the course of […]

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