Lifts – the ‘verti...

Feb 1, 2013 by

Without the invention of the lift (or elevator if you’re American) mankind wouldn’t be able to build buildings higher than 4 stories, cities would sprawl ever outwards not upwards and consume ever more greenbelt land. In this article we look at this wonderful ‘vertical railway’

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Milligan Magic

Jan 18, 2013 by

As well as being king of surreal comedy Spike Milligan was an accomplished poet … so here’s some humorous poetry from the master of mirth … Mr Spike Milligan.

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Fusion Reactors – The Ho...

Jan 4, 2013 by

Nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future. It promises to be a safe, clean and supply virtually limitless energy source. But how will it likely work?

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New Year in Different Cultures

Dec 28, 2012 by

News Year Eve in the West means December 31st. However for a large part of the World this isn’t the prelude to a new Year.

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The Winter Solstice

Dec 21, 2012 by

What is a solstice and what are it’s roots in pagan rituals ?

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Santa’s Reindeer

Dec 18, 2012 by

It may surprise you to know that Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is not all that he seems. Here we discuss the origins of the most mercurial of all Santa’s reindeer.

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