"Language is a virus from outer space."
William S Burroughs
So where does a journalist-turned-author go to sound off? Well, here's a pretty good start. This is where I hurl my missives out into the polluted meme-pool of human existence, hopefully to make a few ripples, if not an outright splash...
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 2, 2018 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
THIS is the end. I'm going now. Goodbye. Well, not quite.
Actually rumours of my departure are somewhat exaggerated; I'm just nipping down the road, as it were. So this is the last item I'll be posting here. But if you’ve enjoyed my writings, then I hope you’ll check out my new site.
After six years, it’s time to move on to a fresh platform. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 27, 2018 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Can't see the North for the trees...
Forests are great – especially ones that are allowed to grow naturally with all the wild wonder and chaos that entails – but is the forestation of a huge swathe of no...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 19, 2018 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Does the White Rabbit dream of fitbits?
Young authors taking part in a writing competition for charity have given traditional fairy stories a techno makeover for the 21st Century
Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on January 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
Old oak is saved from a power trim
Wickwar oak tree is over 800 years old, but faced the ‘chop’ to clear some space for overhead power lines, writes Mark CantrellRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 30, 2017 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
The times, they are a’changing
Despite its frightening contemporary resonance, back when Citizen Zero was born there was barely even an Internet, let alone smartphones or social media, writesRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 23, 2017 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
Honorary doctorate for ‘space tour guide’
A renowned space scientist and television presenter has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Loughborough University in recognition of her contributions to science, wr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 15, 2017 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Machines find worlds in star data
Artificial intelligence looks set to play an important role in the discovery of planets beyond our solar system, writes Mark Cantrell, after NASA scientists used machine learning techniques to discover a previously overlooked world orbiting the Kepler-90 star
Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on December 8, 2017 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
Tuning-in to ancient artefacts
Archaeologists and historians are hoping to gain a fresh insight into ancient Roman and Egyptian societies, writes Mark CantrellRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 28, 2017 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
There's a million stories out there in the lit city
MANCHESTER joined a global club of book-loving cities this month when it was announced it has become a UNESCO City of Literature, writes Mark Cantrell.
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 17, 2017 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Teaching fledgling tenants to manage their nest egg
Big Issue founder John Bird has backed a scheme to help tackle homelessness by teaching vulnerable young Londoners to better manage their money
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Science fiction authors take literary festival to Mars and beyond
Best-selling authors Philip Reeve and Alastair Reynolds are headline guests at the Literary Leicester festival later this month, writesRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Cantrell on October 31, 2017 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
Cyber crooks know where you live…
The Internet of Things is bringing the digital revolution home thanks to an array of ‘smart’ creature comforts that are changing the way we live, bu...Read Full Post »