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Lone Gunmen

There seem to be, very broadly, three accounts of the Las Vegas shooting emerging. In the first one, favoured by the mainstream media, it was all the work of a lone gunman, Stephen Paddock. In the second one, favoured by … Continue reading

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Close Approach of Asteroid 2012 TC4

There’s an interesting astronomical event coming up on 12 October 2017: the close approach of asteroid 2012 TC4. What’s interesting about it is that astronomers don’t really know how close it’s going to come to the Earth. And this is … Continue reading

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Imagining Non-Existent Dangers

H/T Smokingscot and Joe L for this Express quote: Mr Selbie said: “It’s now hard to believe that back in 1974 almost half of adults smoked. But now an end really is in sight and we have a real opportunity … Continue reading

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Smoking Prevalence Is Rising Sharply

Via Audrey Silk, a new study: Despite a decline in cigarette smoking over the years, tobacco remains a health risk for many people, with nearly 28 percent of adults regularly using one or more of an assortment of products, according … Continue reading

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Scare Stories

I used to worry about Peak Oil. I bought a copy of The Limits To Growth back in 1972 or so, and it had all these computer-generated graphs showing peak oil production being achieved in 1990 or maybe 1995. I … Continue reading

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The Stolen Future

In among all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that has gone on for the past few days, one poster caught my attention: it read “You Stole Our Future From Us.” It’s not a poster I could ever have written, … Continue reading

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Stress Relief

Guido Fawkes reported recently that David Cameron was seen smoking on the House of Commons terrace. This isn’t big news, since he’s admitted he hasn’t managed to entirely stop smoking. More interesting, however, has been the news that his wife … Continue reading

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