Walking on Sunshine

The Sun – you might think we’d know quite a lot about this thing already, given how important it is for the sustaining of life on Earth, and well… given just how noticeable it is in the sky. All throughout history, the Sun has represented a cornerstone in mythology, worshipped (and rightly so) by many civilisations. Over the past two weeks we’ve started to scrape away at the surface of what there is to understand about the Sun, but the simple truth is that, despite our everlasting efforts, there’s so much more yet to uncover about this mystical being.

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Trick or Treat

You know, what with the recent passing of Halloween, I thought I’d try my hand at a little horror story-telling of my own. It is a chilling tale about a demon, passed down through the ages in hushed tone and bated breath. Few dare to become too invested, and even the most intrepid minds find their dreams being haunted by this eerie creature. Those that are feint of heart, be warned…

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WTF?

As the Earth becomes less able to support our rapidly increasing population, we are inclined to search for exoplanets, planets which are outside of our own Solar System. There are plenty of ongoing exoplanet search projects, several of which are succeeding in their objectives, and a considerable number more which have sadly yet to discover their first one. In any case, the data collected is not always explainable…

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Happy Birthday

There’s this fairly popular social media site I frequent which has a small blue square logo with the letter “f” to one side. Over the past few days, I noticed that I’ve been getting a large number of notifications on this site (not that I normally don’t, given how undeniably popular I am, as you can tell from the way I’m sat here on a Sunday evening writing a blog post). Every morning, I’ll awake to a sharp ping on my phone, indicating that either someone wants to communicate with me in some way, or there’s a particular event which might take my interest. Grabbing my phone with vivid anticipation, I’m immediately disheartened to see that “Yanhao and 3 others have their birthdays today. Help them celebrate!” It’s not that I’m not appreciative of Yanhao’s date of birth, I just don’t want to be seeing the same thing every single day (Psst… don’t tell him, but I don’t actually know when his birthday is).

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