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"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...

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Blog: Fear And Loathing As Polls Draw To A Close

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 8, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Apprehension reigns as we wait to learn our fate

With just under an hour to go until the polling booths close, Mark Cantrell shares some quickfire thoughts on the diver...

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Science: Students Plan To Be Wright Brothers In Space

Posted by Mark Cantrell on June 5, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Forget blast off, spread your wings and fly 


A bunch of students – that's right students – from the University of Manchester are aiming to become the Wright Brothers of space with the w...

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Blog: My Fridge Really Doesn't Need Internet, You Know

Posted by Mark Cantrell on May 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Snake oil is as much a lubricant for tech sales as any other branch of business


THE next big thing in tech is the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), which largely seems to consist of connecting up...

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News: Research Reveals Supermarkets Can Remote Control Our Walking Speed

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 29, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Consumerbots rising: try not to be a drone

New research claims supermarkets can control our walking speed when shopping, writes Mark Cantrell, so where does that...

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Tech: Stuff Of Life Could Revolutionise Computing

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Biology’s source code heralds super-computing revolution

 

It's the digital revolution, but not as we know it – so forget silicon chips, writes Mark Can...

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Science: 100 Days To The Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by Mark Cantrell on April 1, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Scientists don't rate our chances once the undead bite


Scientists at Leicester University don't rate humanity's chances in the event of a zombie apocalypse, writes ...

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Blog: Matrix Rebooted? Try Something Dark and Gritty

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Citizen Zero: The Matrix & Me

 

Rumour has it there’s a reboot of The Matrix on the way. Well, Inspired Quill’s already got it covered, writes Mark Cantrell

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Society: Inequality Drives People To Suicide

Posted by Mark Cantrell on March 10, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Charity report argues inequality is a matter of life and death

Debt, bad housing, low pay and insecure employment, it’s a toxic syndrome pushing people to the brink of suicide, argues a new report from the Samaritan...

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Society: Study Warns Of More JAM For Breadline Britain

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 25, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Millions of strivers are working hard below the breadline, claims study

Millions of people in the UK are not earning enough to provide their families with an adequate standard of living, according to new research for the anti-...

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Film: Trafalgar Square Premiere For The Salesman By Asghar Farhadi

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Iranian director’s UK movie premiere is a snub to Brexit and Trump alike

 

Movie premieres are not usually political affairs, but the screening of an Oscar-nominated feature film by Iranian director A...

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News: Author Colm Tóibín Appointed Chancellor Of Liverpool University

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 4, 2017 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

But does the job come with an orangutan librarian?

 

In this world of celebrity, there's clearly still some cachet left in being an author, writes Mark Cantr...

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Science: Hi-Tech Research Reveals Copper Age Metalworking Secrets

Posted by Mark Cantrell on February 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

New technique uncovers 6,000-year-old mysteries of humanity’s transition to metal

 

Talk about casting light on history, writes Mark Cantrell: when scientists wanted to learn more about how a 6,000 ...

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