LibriVox full cast recording of ”The Hound of the Baskervilles”

I’ve never read one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, ”The Hound of the Baskervilles” before – it’s one of those stories that I know very well thanks to all the filmatisations and parodies, but which I indeed have never read. Cori Samuel is an amazing audio book reader who I discovered through her […]

Books of April 2012

These are the books read in April. Douglas Adams: “Mostly Harmless” (1992) A great finish to a great series. Is there anything else to add? I don’t think so. Ah, the nostalgia. George R. R. Martin: “A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire I” (1996) I finally had to try this series. It does […]

Books of March 2012

These are the books read or listened to in March. Philip Plait: “Death from the Skies! The Science Behind the End of the World” (2008) Balancing between depression, amusement and fascination, astronomer Phil Plait (of badastronomy.com) lists a number of ways in which the race of humanity could be wiped out – everything from asteroid […]

My RSS feeds

Having gone off from traditional newspapers and TV reports more and more in the last few years, I’m now getting almost all of my news from RSS feeds (what is RSS?), anything from private blogs such as mine, to larger science blogs, news outlets and organisations such as NASA, and – let’s face it – […]