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What I did on my holiday – Professor Brian Cox tour version

An audience of 24,000 spread over nine shows in eight cities in fifteen days, and now the Australian and New Zealand tour is done. We left London twenty days ago and return shortly after a couple of days in Hong … Continue reading

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My Morning of Ricky Gervais and Naked Wood People…

Does nudity cause melancholy or does melancholy lead to nudity? I wondered this as I looked at the flesh of the lounge sat naked women of photography Gregory Crewdson’s latest exhibition, Cathedral of the PInes. It had been an odd … Continue reading

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Reading In the Starlight

These are strange and encouraging days when cosmology can be an arena event. You can’t sell out as many dates as Mrs Brown’s Boys, but it’s not a bad start to see 7000 people a night being wowed by explanations … Continue reading

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And All That Was Left of Civilisation Was a Floppy Disk Orchestra…

A new series of The Infinite Monkey Cage starts next Monday. The Radio Times asked me to write a column on it, and I didn’t read the instructions, so wrote the wrong thing. The column they wanted is in this … Continue reading

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The End of Planet Earth…now Rio

Why did I think I knew what orthogonal meant? To be fair, I had been drinking. David McAlmont asks me if I know what orthogonal means. I say yes. He then says, “what does it mean?” The Oliver Hardy lobe … Continue reading

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A Brief Outburst of Optimism Brought on By Science-minded Children

I would write that the Brian Cox tour T shirts, illustrated with multiverse diagrams and dark energy graphs, are selling like hot cakes. Then I realise that it is exactly that kind of imprecise measurement that has kept me in … Continue reading

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My Week in Oxfam – a serial browser’s diary

Josie Long once commented that an alarm went off in charity shops when I arrived in their town. “Quick Molly, double the price on all the Penguin Modern Classics, he’s back”. Monday Started the day researching the psychological research into … Continue reading

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