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An Evening At Science Uncovered

Last Friday evening, the Natural History Museum in London hosted their annual Science Uncovered night. From 18:00 till midnight, the scientists at the NHM came out of their labs and talked to the public about their research and current controversies … Continue reading

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The Internet of Everything: Sept 2013

As Cisco prepares to announce their new network processor on Sept 24, above is their latest installment in the Internet of Everything series. The narrator in the video remarks that the world is getting increasingly connected with every passing day and that is exciting…yes, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Wadjda

Last Wednesday I went along to the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square to see Wadjda. Wadjda had been showing at the Prince Charles for about two months and this was my last chance to catch an evening viewing as … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Military Coup D’Etat – A Look At The Global Reaction

Today marks two months since the Egyptian military intervened to depose Egypt’s first democratically elected President, Muhammad Mursi, and launched a brutal and very bloody crackdown on the country’s largest and most influential socio-political movement, the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins and the Poor State of Muslim Civilisation

The scientist, best selling author and prominent atheist, Richard Dawkins, has courted controversy over a tweet he posted a few days ago saying: All the world’s Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Muslim – The Story of Muhammad

A couple of months ago, I came across a TED talk by the author Lesley Hazleton, in which she mentioned that she had spent five years researching the life of the Prophet Muhammad for her new biography. Hazleton describes herself as a secular Jew … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Fire In Babylon

For the fifteen year period between 1980 and 1995, the West Indies utterly dominated world cricket. They were a joy to watch with their fearsome pacemen Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Colin Croft, Joel Garner and later, Malcolm Marshall terrifying opposition … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Medicine in the Golden Age of Islam

The Royal College of Physicians (venue:  nr Regent’s Park in London) are currently hosting an exhibition about medicine in the ‘Golden Age of Islam’. The exhibition will be available to view until 25 October 2013 though viewing hours are restricted to office … Continue reading

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Egyptian Democracy and Secular Hypocrisy

How ironic that on US Independence Day we awake to learn that a US-bankrolled army has launched a coup against democracy in Egypt and has placed the democratically elected President Muhammad Mursi under house arrest. News reports suggest that arrest … Continue reading

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The Graceful Rekha

There used to be an Apollo Cinema in Bolton back in the early 1980′s which would play Indian movies. I used to go there regularly on Saturday afternoons and I loved it. It always appeared to me that the movies  they showed … Continue reading

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