Friends: The one that changed comedy?


It has been exactly 20 years since the TV series Friends was first aired and the oddly attractive familiarity of the show seems to hold a dominant place in popular memory.

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The potential of solar power

Solar power

Solar power has the potential to become the biggest source of energy by 2050, beating fossil fuels, nuclear energy and other renewable sources, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).  The agency’s ‘Roadmap Report’ warns that this opportunity, and the benefits that come with it,…

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Happy Huntrodds Day


September the 19th is Huntrodds Day, a celebration of coincidence and of a husband and wife who were both born on September the 19th 1600, married on that day and then died on the same day in 1680 within five hours of each other.

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Your house and mine on the new Minecraft map


If you haven’t heard of the computer game Minecraft yet, well, you must have been living in an alternative world to mine.

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