A natural solution

How do you feel about these two technological breaks-through which might change your life (if you live long enough)? Laser fusion is a way of forcing atoms together to make new atoms with the release of energy.  Make a load of heavy hydrogen atoms come together to make helium and neutrons are released which produce…

My autumn – how about yours?

This is the ivy in my garden – it was buzzing with hoverflies, flies, wasps, ladybirds, a red admiral and spiders yesterday. I like looking at ivy at this time of year – in the sunshine – as it attracts lots of insects.  And it’s worth a careful look – the more you look the…

The mouse that roared

I bet my former colleague Simon Marsh had a bit of a busy day yesterday – and probably the day before too. The Daily Telegraph published an opinion piece by Simon telling of his disappointment in the way that the government’s planning reforms have turned out.  Not much news there you might say as that…

Just a quickie!

I’ve been looking at the proofs of my first article for a well-known and excellent birding magazine.  My first column as the Political Birder will appear soon.  But where and when?  Watch this space…. And I think that a reader called CaperKylie wins the prize (there is no prize) for the most amusing merger suggestion…