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Archives for November, 2010

Schrödinger’s cat is alive/dead

Not sure who designed this fun graphic, but I like it! Explanation.

Sudoku Solving Bacteria

Hurrah, I’m in New Scientist, writing about some very clever bacteria: The appeal of sudoku has spread to the prokaryotic world. A strain of Escherichia coli bacteria can now solve the logic puzzles – with some help from a group of students at the University of Tokyo, Japan. “Because sudoku has simple rules, we felt…

This time last year I sat in a small room at the Law Society surrounded by far more luminary individuals such as Simon Singh and Dara Ó Briain for the launch of the report Free Speech is Not for Sale, which highlighted the oppressive nature of English libel law. In short, the law is extremely…