This morning I woke up to see yet another woman being attacked with horrendous abuse and rape threats on Twitter. My first reaction was despair. “Not again. Will this never stop?” Before I made myself feel defeated by ignorant morons, I got down on my floor and did some push-ups. I ended up doing 100, […]
Thank you to everyone who voted for Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of pulsars in the Great British Innovation vote. She came #4. Amazing! Several weeks ago Roger Highfield from the London Science Museum got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to take part in the Great British Innovation vote. He sent me […]
There seems to be something very exciting in the zeitgeist at the moment. Lots of different people from different areas seem to be thinking the same things. People are tired of the “cynicism” “pessimism” “criticising” and instead are calling for more “creativity” “art” or simply asking others just to “do something“. 2013 is clearly about […]
Skip ahead to the translation here. I’ve added some notes about this to my Posterous I’ve been learning Egyptian hierogylphs for nearly a year now at the Egypt Exploration Society in London. So far I’ve only translated texts provided by my course tutor that have been either texts from monuments or specially written texts to […]
I’m starting to explore the world of soft circuits – the fusion of electronics and fabrics. The other day I got a Lilypad Protosnap development board. The Lilypad Arduino is a microcontroller designed to be sewn into clothing. I’d seen quite a few things done with the Lilypad Arduino before, but as I don’t have […]
This Ada Lovelace Day post was actually written a few years ago when I was trying to get a documentary about the following woman commissioned. These are the ‘notes’ I wrote about her as reference for the proposal. It’s not written with flair (I’m full-time mummying a 10 month old at the moment!), but the […]
Here’s the first behind the scenes clip from Brian’s new Horizon on Time. He’s still afraid of creepy-crawlies.
Unlike Sizemore who’s going on Friday, I am heading out to Cannes on Saturday morning. Sizemore and I, in Cannes, at the same time… Hmmmm… What could be going on there? Some kind of internerd conspiracy? Sizemore says: “Should be seeing a few familiar faces out there…” Watch this space. And this one. And this […]
YouTube is great for stumbling upon my past. Way back when life was simpler, my lovely friend Gareth Jones made a children’s programme for the BBC on the 25th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, called Afternoon On The Moon. He was lucky enough to get to talk to Buzz about his trip. When Afternoon on […]
Wow! My unboxing of the X Files script video has got about 2,000 views in a day. X Files fans are talking about it all over the place. Most are excited and supportive. A few, however, are very negative. Hostile even. It makes me think about ‘belief’ and how our own personal attitudes colour our […]
Yay! Brian’s talk is up on the TED site! Here it is. I’m so proud of him.
Sunshine is on at the Rio Cinema Dalston in London this weekend as part of the Physics On Film festival run by the Institute of Physics (and organised by my friend Sam Rae:). Unfortunately, I’m not going to be in London this weekend otherwise I’d be there. I’d love to see ‘Sunshine’ in the cinema […]
What a great time I’ve had over the past five days! As you will have already known, Phil Plait was over in the UK to visit CERN with us over the weekend. You can read about it on his site and, of course, the podcast he and Brian did will be going live soon, too. […]
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