A Brief History of the Emoji

Some people love them, some people hiss like monsters at the very sight of them, but whatever your thoughts on them, emoji are everywhere. Most of us know someone who communicates in little pictures instead of words. There has even been a…

Great Scott! Back to the Future is Now!

Great Scott! Today’s the day Michael J. Fox has been paranoid about for years. It’s the day Marty McFly arrives into 2015. So apart from the fact that we’re all going to start dressing like this today: What did Back to the Future get right?…

Terminator Robots?

This week Terminator Genisys, Schwarzeneggered back into the cinema to remind us that robots spell the doom of us all. But how close are we really to needing our John Connor? Sometimes research into robotics and artificial intelligence (AI)…

Regarding Dinosaurs and Dino-Chickens

As Jurassic Park taught pretty much anyone from my generation, Palaeontology is a fascinating field.  You’re talking about giant lizards that used to stomp about the Earth, what’s not to love. It consists of what I consider to be two main…