Friday, 1 April 2011

Birmingham Skeptics Weekly roundup - Fortnight editon 1/4/11

A weekly round-up of things we liked that we think you'd like also.

The remit of this weekly roundup is people that have nothing better to do scour the web for interesting things for people with better things to do.  Last week, I joined the ranks of people that have something better to do which meant no weekly roundup.  Don’t worry, this doesn’t happen very often.  As compensation, we bring to you a bumper edition, the best of the fortnight, we do hope you enjoy.

  • When Anthony Holland, Professor of Rheumatology and Tissue Engineering at the University of Bristol, discovered “how to make people alive”, he snubbed academic journals and approached Blue Peter instead.  See this important letter here.

  • The New Age of Discovery, a blog post and interview with astronomer Ray Jayawardhana about the search for new alien worlds.

  • Last weekend saw Census Day on which we should all diligently fill in our Census forms. As Government spending may reflect the collated information, there is one question in particular which has raised concerns and according to the British Humanist Association it may be down to  how the question is asked.

This was put together by Paul Bryant (@thebigyeti) and Chris Richardson (@christheneck).  Special thanks and apologies go to Chris from Paul for all his hard work last week that didn’t actually see the light of day until now.

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