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Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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As anyone who knows me should know, I have a certain penchant for notebooks. Call it a nerdy fixation, but there’s something extremely appealing about a well crafted notebook to carry around and fill with whatever you might feel like … Continue reading
In other news, I still totally need to own one of these. Perhaps I should get a cheap squared paper notebook and construct one myself somehow… EDIT– And for anyone else who’s confused, it’s River Song’s book originally from the … Continue reading
Well, this is intriguing. Apparently, the TV licensing people are being a bit draconian with new students, going so far as sending out threatening sounding letters. So I’m told, they claim that they “know that students watch TV on laptops” … Continue reading
I am one of 18-35% of the human population with a photic sneeze reflex! If I step out of a dark building into full bright sunlight, it makes me sneeze. It always has. When I was a kid, I used … Continue reading
I would like to bid an official welcome to our new gelatinous overlords, who have announced their presence by etching their image into wheat. This method of communicating with us puny Earth monkeys is time honoured amongst any and all … Continue reading
And now for something completely different… A 140 year old lobster! I didn’t realise lobsters could live for so long… Apparently though it’s not uncommon for them to live for over 100 years. Crustaceans are cool. Found courtesy of .