Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 03, 2007 1 comments
I've been spending the last few days exploring Riley Rock Index, billed as music's megaportal—justifiably, I believe.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments
Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy gives us a fascinating overview of Islam's long and variable engagement with science. "The question I want to pose—perhaps as much to myself as to anyone else—is this: With well over a billion Muslims and extensive material resources, why is the Islamic world disengaged from science and the process of creating new knowledge?"
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 02, 2007 0 comments
Tom Mitchelson spent a week, guided by a small bunch of female friends, attempting to experience "the thoughts, anxieties and simple daily tasks of a 21st-century woman."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 02, 2007 0 comments
Or we'll force you to listen to Mick Jagger solo albums.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 02, 2007 0 comments
Or up—a timeline portraying various "future history" events depicted in SF novels and films.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 01, 2007 1 comments
The Beeb has an animated "front line" Western Front feature. Its only weakness is that it is antiseptic, which that war was definitely not.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments
Play "Match the kink to the rock star" with Pamela Des Barres.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 01, 2007 1 comments
Gareth Rees calculates that the British archers at Agincourt might have rained 50,000 arrows a minute for a solid eight minutes onto the French. So if you were snorting derisively at the title's combination of "medieval" and "physics," consider this: Agincourt was, essentially, the first battle where conventional cavalry tactics met the equivalent of the machine gun.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments
Silicon Valley's culture didn't begin with Hewlett and Packard's garage or, for that matter, the "treacherous eight" from Fairchild Semiconductor. The stage was set in 1909, in the wake of the great quake—and at the birth of radio.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 28, 2007 0 comments
Bagheera is a past mistress at the art of cat fu, the ability to comfortably inhabit spaces too small for her to fit into.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 28, 2007 0 comments
Huckleberry, on the other hand, practices his cat fu mind-tricks out in the open—where they aren't at all effective.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 28, 2007 0 comments
Rupert Christiansen sings the praises of hymns.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 27, 2007 2 comments
Making Blonde on Blonde.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 27, 2007 0 comments
Sometimes it is. "In theory, the planet has 24 time zones. Actually, there are about 39, and they are still hotly debated. Within the past month, President Hugo Chavez has talked of moving Venezuela’s clocks forward half an hour, and Indian scientists have urged their government to do the same."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Sep 27, 2007 0 comments
The Guardian interviews Gaiman for no reason other than that he's Neil freaking Gaiman. Works for me.

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