The Curious Red Eagle has Landed

The Mars probe Curiosity has finally landed safely, after a complex and intricate landing procedure which involved deploying a parachute and then firing retro rockets before being lowered onto the surface. The probe, at 1,982 pounds (the size and weight … Continue reading

Real Life ‘Goodfella’ Dies

Henry Hill, the real life gangster whose exploits were immortalised in the Scorsese classic: Goodfella’s, has died aged 69. Hill who wrote an autobiography called Wiseguys, which was the inspiration for the movie, spent many years in witness protection after … Continue reading

Extremely Large One To Scan The Night Sky!

Construction of the world’s biggest telescope – dubbed the ‘European Extremely Large Telescope’ (E-ELT) has been approved. The telescope, which will be cited atop the Cerro Armazones mountain in Chile’s Atacama Desert, will measure approx 40 metres in its main … Continue reading

Longleat Doctor Who Exhibition 1973 – 2003

When I was a child, my family used to holiday in Weston Super Mare, on the Somerset coast – year after year. Occasionally, we would make the run out to Longleat Zoo to marvel at the animals and the big … Continue reading