The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Category Archives: Science or Pasta
Deadlines make headlines. Whether the Health Secretary’s target gets met or not, all the attention on the target will serve as a smokescreen, distracting the public from the truth that far too few tests were carried out during the first … Continue reading
Reboxetine is an anti-depressant drug marketed by Pfizer under the tradenames Edronax, Norebox, Prolift, Solvex and Vestra. Approved for use by the MHRA, the organisation that governs all drugs in the UK, it was first introduced in 1997 and millions … Continue reading
Today was a good day for bad science. A plethora of health-related science stories hit the newsstands. Amongst other extraordinary assertions, we were advised: i) that watching television while surfing the internet and checking social media on smart phones may … Continue reading
They sold me a dream of friendship They sold me a network site… They said it’s so cool on Facebook They said it will rule the earth Hallelujah Noel be it heaven or hell The Facebook you get you deserve … Continue reading
Do scientists now believe the planet gets cooler when the sun gets hotter? The science journal Nature recently published research relating to the sun’s energy output. The study, led by Professor Joanna Haigh of Imperial College London, measured solar warming during a three-year period between … Continue reading
You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can’t make them think. Consider these headlines: “Study finds ‘ADHD genetic link’” – BBC ADHD is ‘in a child’s genes’ – Daily Mail “Don’t Blame Hyperactivity on Bad Parenting” – Bloomberg … Continue reading
This may be an opportune moment to alert people to the dangers of another threat to the planet: dihydrogen monoxide. Dihydrogen monoxide, or DHMO as it is referred to, is a major component of acid rain, contributes to the greenhouse … Continue reading
I really don’t see the sense in spending billions on a new Trident missile. We never even used the last one.
The total surface area of your alveoli (your lungs) is about the size of a tennis court. Just thought you might like to reflect on that the next time you play tennis and, you know, do breathing and stuff.