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Christmas – “White Wine In The Sun”

 

Christmas reading

Christmas isn’t far away. Perhaps some of you are already thinking of presents for the scientifically minded in your family. You could do a lot worse that gifting one of the books on the shortlist for the 2015 Royal Society Winton … Continue reading

Down-under Christmas

It’s that time of the year again. Tim Minchin describes the joys of Christmas down under.

The true meaning of Christmas

I reckon you can’t beat Tim Minchin’s song “White Wine in the Sun” to convey the real atmosphere of Christmas – at least in Australia and New Zealand. Here’s a new version – recorded at the Uncaged Monkeys show in Manchester … Continue reading

Christmas present from NASA

Photography can produce some great abstract art. Even if it’s of the very large or very small. Here’s some really beautiful abstract art based on photograph of earth taken from orbit. From the introduction: In 1960, the United States put … Continue reading

Christmas present for nerds – what about science books?

Every family has members who enjoy reading non-fiction. And often they particularly enjoy science books. So there’s an idea for Christmas presents. Fortunately, this weeks announcement of the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books presents some excellent choices for … Continue reading

Christmas present ideas: This Hell would be useful!

Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days could be useful. This book is a real delight. As … Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas: Aussie wisdom

Here’s another one suitable for Aussies, but one many New Zealanders will also find interesting Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews … Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas: The human mind – a history

Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days could be useful am repeating some of my past book … Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas: Evolution of gods, morals and violence

Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days could be useful am repeating some of my past book … Continue reading