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Peter Symon
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Peter Symon Jun 15
Why is it that the chances of a 75cl bottle of 10 year matured Glenmorangie retailing in its home town of Tain for the equivalent of 23 euros, the price in Intermarché in France today, is as likely in Scotland as Nicola Sturgeon becoming a dog lover?
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The Long Now Foundation Jun 13
"Trees, it seems, are giant organic recording devices that contain information about past climate, civilizations, ecosystems and even galactic events, much of it many thousands of years old." - for the .
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Peter Symon Jun 14
Typically hard-hitting. But corporate capture? Trump’s EPA Has a Monsanto Problem - In These Times:
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Innes Thomson Jun 13
agrees but what is important is to ensure these banks don’t suddenly fail as this one has. They need to be carefully looked after & , where needed, strengthened to safely allow water to flow over the top in extreme events.
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Dust-to-Digital Jun 8
The Dr. John second line in New Orleans yesterday.
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Peter Symon Jun 8
Replying to @elorganillero
My dad was named after his grandfather who was named after the minister. A great uncle was named after the doctor but no-one after the family solicitor as far as I know.
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Peter Symon Jun 7
Replying to @elorganillero
Same in Scotland. I got both grandfathers in one go.
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NASA Jun 6
Today, we remember the bravery & sacrifice on display during . Without the sound advice of meteorologists & geologists working behind the scenes, one of the most consequential battles in human history could have gone quite differently. Discover how:
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Peter Symon Jun 6
Tiree airmen supplied crucial weather data according to the himself remarkable Doc Holliday, Tiree medic, as BBC reports:
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Peter Symon Jun 5
Un Punto Macrobiotico organic restos in Italy : never mind the philosophy, it's great food
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Peter Symon Jun 2
Replying to @NASA
Dad took me out of our cottage in the Scottish countryside, pointed at the moon, and said to me, There's a man on that! It's one of my earliest memories.
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New Scientist Jun 1
Neuroscientist John Hardy has argued that a sport whose sole aim is to cause brain damage to another person has no place in a civilised society. Should boxing be banned?
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Carl Zha May 31
‘Tank Man’: the full footage. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989
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Peter Symon May 30
Venezuela Is a Case Study in the Brutality of U.S. Sanctions - In These Times:
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Peter Symon May 30
Starship Zaha Hadid
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Peter Symon May 28
Article with plenty of gravity
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Peter Symon May 28
BBC News - EU Elections 2019: SNP secures three seats as Labour vote collapses Voting in Scotland: 2019 SNP 37.7% of votes on 39.9% turnout = 15.0% registered voters 2014 SNP 29% of votes on 33.5% turnout = 9.7% registered voters UK average turnout 36.7%
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Peter Symon May 28
The Black Watch pipe band allegedly inspired jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley
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Robert Rohde May 22
Animated diagram of the Earth's Carbon Cycle and how it has changed over time. Carbon, in various forms including CO2 and organic materials, is continually exchanged between the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. However, human activities have perturbed the carbon cycle.
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How Things Work May 26
This is a size comparison of microorganisms up to 1mm
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