As much as I hate to rehash this tired theme, I think it’s worth discussing in light of a recent change I’ve undergone in my personal and professional opinions. Initially I was just going to blog about the death of link buying. Although this is no longer the focus of this post it most certainly … Continue reading If SEO isn’t dead, perhaps it’s time for it to die
There are many myths surrounding the explosion of Betelgeuse, regardless of the time frame in which the star is anticipated to go supernova. Some say it will be as bright as the full moon in the sky. Others take it a step further by suggesting it will outshine the Sun. Are these ludicrous statements, or … Continue reading Will Betelgeuse Kill Us?
The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is a coming together of international astronomers at a conference dedicated to educating, informing, and sharing information with space lawyers, engineers, astrobiologists, technicians, astrophysicists, astronauts, administrators etc. It is an exceptional opportunity not only to learn from some of the most famous and well-informed minds in the field but also … Continue reading 2011 IAC South Africa – African Astronomy
Everyone has heard the horror stories involving supervolcanoes exploding, meteor impacts, and asteroid-Earth collisions one day wiping out all terrestrial life on Earth, but what about the potential disasters few people talk about over drinks at a bar? The lesser publicized end of the world scenarios? And just how realistic are they actually? (I know … Continue reading 5 Strange End of the World Scenarios
I recently attended a talk by Dr Darragh O'Donoghue hosted by the Royal Society of South Africa on their 134th anniversary. Dr O'Donoghue holds a Phd in astronomy from the University of Cape Town and is currently the Southern Africa Large Telescope (SALT) instrument director with extensive research interests and activities across the world, including … Continue reading Saving the Southern African Large Telescope
Half a year ago I started a second semester postgraduate Linguistics course called Linguistic Approaches to the Study of Narrative. One of the more interesting reading discussed in the course was Portelli, A. 1991. The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History. I find what Portelli has to say … Continue reading Oral History
Last Saturday, the 5th of February 2011, skeptics from all over the world gathered in their nearest towns and cities to stage a mass suicide on homeopathic products. 10 countries joined the protest, with over 23 cities participating, and a total of more than 1000 skeptics overdosing on homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is based on several … Continue reading My Homeopathy Overdose