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June 30, 2015

Look away now: The prophecies of Nostradamus

Bill McGuire revisits the big geophysical threats that face our world on the anniversary of Nostradamus's Les Prophetiese ...

June 22, 2015

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June 22, 2015

The Jurassic world of ... dinosaurs?

David Norman, author of Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction, explores the drift toward entertainment at the expense of scientific credibility ...