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Reflections on doing an invited keynote

Donald Nicolson has worked in academic research since 2001 and is still an independent scholar, much to the chagrin of himself and his family. In July 2018, he gave an invited keynote address to the Association for Borderland Studies conference in Vienna, from which this piece arose. His first book ‘Academic Conferences as Neoliberal Commodities’ […]
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Getting with the PID programme

Dr Barbara Lemon is a member of the FREYA project team at the British Library. She is an accidental aficionado of libraries, beginning her career as a historian, researcher and tutor in Australian History at the University of Melbourne. She has since worked in the government, tertiary, business and non-profit sectors. After completing a Creative […]

Now You Can Listen to the Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, just before 11 p.m. Eastern time, Neil Armstrong planted the first human footprints on another world. It was a defining moment in a journey that had transfixed the planet. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin carrying two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package during the Apollo 11 missionImage Credit: NASA A few […]

There's no place like home (for now)

There's no place like home (for now) The number of people who still aren’t worried about climate change — or the number of voters willing to elect someone who feels that way, which is pretty much the same thing — is still depressingly high. But many others have long since moved on to the practical issues […]

A conversation with a Rigvir flack

A conversation with a Rigvir flack Over the last two Mondays, I’ve been writing about an unproven cancer therapy that I hadn’t really heard much about before. The cancer treatment is called Rigvir; it is manufactured in Latvia and marketed primarily through a Latvian entity called the International Virotherapy Center (IVC). To recap, Rigvir is […]

Surprising Discovery Gives "Plasma Lenses" a Clearer Future

It might surprise you that scientists at CERN—the home of the world’s largest particle accelerator—don’t always think bigger is better. At 17-miles in diameter, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the biggest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. It’s the hub of high energy physics research, drawing scientists from around the globe and […]
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