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What’s the scariest thing you can think of? Well, OK, apart from the fact that there’s currently someone stupider than George Bush who has a crack at the Presidency…

How about infinity? The size of the Universe and, if it turns out to be finite, what lies beyond.

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OK, so it’s a bit off-topic – except inasmuch as it might have fooled a few creationists – but here’s another classic BBC April Fool: Flying penguins! Priceless. There’s also a featurette on how they made it.
Not available for download, sadly, and only on iPlayer for a few more days, but I bet somebody will rip it and post it somewhere on the interwebs. Do please give me a shout if you find a downloadable version…

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Just a quick post to let you know of a fascinating programme in an excellent series: today’s In Our Time (presented by Melvyn Bragg on Radio 4) is on the subject of genetic mutation – “The fuel for the Darwinian factory” as one contributor puts it – and how it gives rise to evolution. Well worth a listen, and worth downloading for future reference (not to mention refuting wingnuts…). Get it while it’s hot!

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