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Have you heard? It’s in the stars…

Something else to worry about.  Our galaxy, the Milky Way*, is on a high-speed collision course with galactic next-door neighbour Andromeda. “The Andromeda galaxy is heading straight in our direction,” said Roeland van der Marel, Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute … Continue reading

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Fruity

Today sees the return of fruity technology names, with the launch of the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry – a low-cost computer to introduce children to the nuts-and-bolts of programming – is a Good Thing.  The in-joke name feels like a … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

It’s Blue Monday!  The day everyone is supposed to feel depressed because there are still 300+ shopping days to Christmas. But don’t worry if you’re reading this on Woeful Wednesday or Fearful Friday, because another Blue Monday will be along … Continue reading

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Back to the future

Thinking about today’s Hothouse Foresight event, I dug up a research project I worked on with Spiked Online in 2006. Back then the UK economy was motoring along nicely – or so we thought – and no one had ever … Continue reading

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Being green means being whiter than white

Today a Paris court fined French state energy company EdF €1.5m and jailed two executives for hacking a Greenpeace computer. EdF is a key player in Britain’s energy market.  One of the country’s biggest electricity suppliers, EdF Energy is at the … Continue reading

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The Celtic Tiger gets its bounce back?

After years of economic bad news, Ireland shows signs of taking its first tentative steps on the road to recovery.  Tigger’s not got his bounce back – not by any means.  But we can hope he may soon come off … Continue reading

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Foxy Knoxy and Italy’s national brand

Amanda Knox’s homecoming was the lead item on yesterday’s BBC Today programme.  Further down the agenda came the news that Italy’s credit rating had been downgraded for the second time in two weeks. No one would seriously suggest there’s a … Continue reading

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