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Things You Need to Know

Since the days of sitting under the crook of my dads arm on the sofa watching Tomorrows World, I’ve had a soft spot for science. I also thought it a great tragedy when Tomorrows World was no more.

Now it seems science in its own little bite size chunk way has come back again (due to the s*xy Professor Brian Cox I’d wager). So we have things like BBCs wonders of the solar system and star gazing live popping up (here’s a clip on how to photograph the night sky from Star Gazing Live). Another little pop up is the James May Things You Need to Know series. And its a gem. There are only 3 of them from what I can tell; The Human Body, The Universe and The Weather. These are pretty big concepts explained in simple form with extremely well thought out and entertaining animations. The ‘favourite old uncle’ voice of James May makes for a great choice as presenter.

(okay, okay, so these are quite astronomy/space based rather than all science based, if you want a science based show have a look at this wonderful Open University style Science spoof – Look Around You)

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You’ve changed, for the better

The bad thing about Shazam on the iphone is it makes it waaay too easy to find out what cool tune is playing in the backround of the pub. You can not only find the song and the album, but follow the band on twitter and download it all from itunes. The good thing is it opens a whole new vista of artists you may never have heard of, or realised you knew.

It was thanks to a Shazam moment on a tv ad that I came across Sia (late to the party aparently!) and this delightfully cooky video 🙂