Sate your Need for Speed, Notebook

Sate your Need for Speed

Our inner cave men and women ache for risk, danger and adventure. When we find it, the payoff is a huge, satisfying mood boost. My inner Cave Lady craves adventure. And that’s why I spent last weekend in North Wales.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 March 2014 at 3:59 pm

The Price of Peace, Eagle Eye

The Price of Peace

You meet all sorts on Twitter. Where else, for instance, could the Iranian foreign minister exchange public banter with the daughter of a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives? What would we do without Geoffrey Chaucer’s thoughts on Harry Potter? How would we know who was Nigel?
There’s a particularly genial and eccentric chap [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 10 February 2014 at 4:20 pm

For the Union, Eagle Eye

For the Union

David Cameron has just made his biggest intervention yet in the fight over Scottish independence. This may or may not prove to be a good idea.
The PM is a skilled public speaker, but his party’s image in Scotland remains pestilential*, not helped by Cameron’s own background. Unfair though it is, he’s a gift to nationalists [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 7 February 2014 at 4:22 pm

America did not have more austerity than Britain, Chunomics

America did not have more austerity than Britain

This is one of those dodgy narratives that has been floating around for years, but never seems to disappear now matter how many times it gets flushed.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Thursday, 5 September 2013 at 3:39 pm

Is Higher Education neglected in EU exit debate?, Notebook

Is Higher Education neglected in EU exit debate?

The growing number of Eurosceptics is threatening the UK government’s intentions to fight the challenge of the UK Independence Party in obtaining the significant number of voters supporting the UK’s EU exit.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 4:00 am

Tough Catalonia and tough Scotland in search of independence?, Notebook

Tough Catalonia and tough Scotland in search of independence?

Following a record-breaking vote —the highest election turnout in 24 years, the Catalan News Agency reports— Catalonia has joined Scotland in taking the first steps towards becoming an independent country.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 at 6:00 am

Kindle Fire, North Sea, Osborne, #Bestival – why are they trending?, Notebook

Kindle Fire, North Sea, Osborne, #Bestival – why are they trending?

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Friday, 7 September 2012 at 11:25 am

Women in Science: Unexpected aliens, Notebook

Women in Science: Unexpected aliens

For those of you who have watched James Cameron’s Avatar, if you cast your mind back you might remember that in this film a well-informed fantastical ecology was created, with many of its constituent animals and plants showing utterly alien traits, such as six-legged elephant-horses, and bizarre iridescent blue plants.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Saturday, 14 July 2012 at 4:00 am

Syria: Why is the world just watching?, Notebook

Syria: Why is the world just watching?

We are sitting around watching the Syrian crisis, while evil is allowed to flourish. Dr. Sima Barmania tells us why this is unacceptable, and has a conversation with one of Assad’s old teachers, Dr. Mousa Al Kurdi.

By | Notebook, Opinion, iPolitics | Friday, 8 June 2012 at 5:56 pm

‘Videocracy’ and ‘Videology’: Argentina’s latest Falkland Islands / Malvinas stunt, Film

‘Videocracy’ and ‘Videology’: Argentina’s latest Falkland Islands / Malvinas stunt

An Argentine government video that shows an Argentine athlete training on the Falklands Islands / Malvinas and claims them for that country has created furore. But Mariana Marcaletti says that this isn’t the usual sabre rattling: it’s the start of a different kind of politics for the Argentinian government.

By | Film, Notebook | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 3:57 am

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