BBC Horizon – To Infinity and Beyond. HDTV. 720p

Mar 21, 2012 by

By our third year, most of us will have learned to count. Once we know how, it seems as if there would be nothing to stop us counting forever. But, while infinity might seem like a perfectly innocent idea, keep counting and you enter a paradoxical world where nothing is as it seems. See it [...]

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Prehistory’s Mysteries: Billion Year Old Mountain Range Stays Young Beneath Antarctic Ice

Dec 02, 2011 by

Some original pulp illustrations from At the Mountains of Madness. See more here. Anyone who has read At the Mountains of Madness (read it here; hear it in audiobook form here) can appreciate the Lovecraftian mystery of the Gamburtsevs, the mountain range that looks like the Alps, 8,500 feet high (2,600 metre tall peaks), but [...]

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Prehistory’s Mysteries: Billion Year Old Mountain Range Stays Young Beneath Antarctic Ice

Nov 28, 2011 by

Some original pulp illustrations from At the Mountains of Madness. See more here. Anyone who has read At the Mountains of Madness (read it here; hear it in audiobook form here) can appreciate the Lovecraftian mystery of the Gamburtsevs, the mountain range that looks like the Alps, 8,500 feet high (2,600 metre tall peaks), but [...]

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History’s Most Famous Scientific Articles Online for Free

Nov 25, 2011

Galileo’s sketches of the moon from the Starry Messenger, 1610. Image Source: Royal Society via BBC. Some days, I’m grateful I am living in the midst of the Technological Revolution. Britain’s Royal Society has been publishing scientific papers since 1665 and has now made all its articles from some of history’s greatest researchers and thinkers available for free [...]

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The Not So Grand National

Apr 10, 2011

The photograph above shows an aerial view of a part of the Grand National racecourse at Aintree yesterday. Those of you who didn’t watch or were otherwise unaware of this race might be wondering what the red circle contains, so it’s only fair to say that there are polarised views about this. In plain English, [...]

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New Govermental Announcement on Stonehenge

Apr 04, 2011

Earlier this evening, I received an amusing and intriguing missive from Frank Somers of the Stonehenge Druids. Frank asked me if I wanted to post it here on Mindscape and I’m very happy to do so. Over to you, Frank: I wake up in the mornings slowly and switch on the BBC breakfast news to [...]

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The Furthest Ends of Africa

Mar 22, 2011

I’ve conducted many studies into different aspects of Stonehenge; apart from the ruins themselves, one thing that all these investigations have had in common is sheer amount of work and preparation went into them beforehand. There are four or five still waiting to be completed in the archives, and I don’t doubt for a moment [...]

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