A picture of the enormous black hole at the centre of our galaxy https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/10/black-hole-picture-captured-for-first-time-in-space-breakthrough #space
Chemists unhappy that contamination is everywhere. http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2019/03/26/stirring-bar-contamination #chemistry
Which programming languages use the least electricity? https://thenewstack.io/which-programming-languages-use-the-least-electricity/
I'm sure you're all aware of William Shatner's singing career. If not, today's your lucky day https://youtu.be/ainyK6fXku0
Home made pizza. Secret ingredient: Lloyd Grossman Tomato and Basil sauce. Yeah, it's supposed to be for pasta, but it works really well as a tomato sauce here too. #cooking
Sharks are older than trees. 🦈
The first plant species which can be considered a real tree is known as Archaeopteris, and it evolved about 350 million years ago.
The first sharks evolved 50 million years before that!
Studying lava in a laboratory setting https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/the-geologists-who-control-lava/ #science
A useful tool for Robot Operating System users. https://hackaday.com/2019/03/31/ros-gets-quick-sensor-debugging-in-the-terminal/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1112308607889145856
Driverless vehicle news: Circle Line trains are fully automated between Hammersmith and Latimer Road. http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2019/03/look-no-hands.html #London #TfL
Where is the most average bus stop in the UK? https://dbatley.com/blog/2019/03/average-bus-stop.html
The #StopBrexit petition will now actually be discussed in parliament, recognising the huge number of signatures it has received.
To watch the numbers without overloading the site, use https://www.livefrombrexit.com/petitions/241584
Returning to #drawing after a long break. Skipping the rest of the gel pens chapter as the prompts weren't inspiring me. Next chapter is "About Town" in pencil and black pen.
First up: a bicycle.
The video on https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-47680979/brexit-people-s-vote-march-to-parliament-square-sped-up shows the ridiculous size of the anti #brexit protest. I'm in there, somewhere.
UK remainers: Sign this petition to revoke Article 50, because at this point we need to do *everything* we can to stop this shambles, and though they're usually ignored, it's worth a few seconds. Also it's at over 600k sigs and climbing fast - maybe it won't be so easy to ignore this time:
#book review: A Fire Upon The Deep by Verner Vinge. Reads like a timeless sci-fi classic, with lots of space given to showing off the world and its ideas. But it's also well paced and builds up to be a proper page-turner by the end.
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