Longevity, speed, and size

AS a six-year-old child one of my favourite Christmas presents was a book entitled ‘Aesop’s Fables’, which I assiduously read over and over again. I particularly liked the story about ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, written initially in Greek, 2,700... more »

The fragility of our Earth’s crust

WITH over 400 active volcanos spewing out lava, ash, and gaseous substances daily, it is not surprising that several, each year, will erupt in explosive events thus causing loss of lives and structural damage to buildings. In the Christmas week... more »

The winds of change

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 to all readers but let us not forget the weather events of 2018! In the last six weeks of 2018, the Borneo Post daily published some fascinating articles on wild weather worldwide. I quote but... more »

Hot rocks and potential energy

YEAR 2018 sees carbon dioxide emissions rising to the highest ever levels recorded despite pleas to all nations to reduce their carbon footprints. The 20th century saw the rise of an increasing number of nations, creating electricity and heating by... more »

Yuletide Festivities

YESTERDAY the Winter Solstice or Midwinter’s Day occurred in the Northern Hemisphere and the very day before the Summer Solstice or Midsummer’s Day happened in the Antipodes. Yesterday, here in Southwest England, at 51 degrees north latitude, I experienced only... more »
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