Einstein’s warning – and why even a small nuclear war could destroy humanity

Albert Einstein once explained that nuclear weapons changed everything – except the way we think. He was right, of course. That worries me. There’s been a lot of talk about rogue-state nuclear weapons of late. A war using such appalling devices seems a real possibility – more so than during the dark days of the … More Einstein’s warning – and why even a small nuclear war could destroy humanity

Why is the weather going mad? Humanity’s ongoing stupidity, that’s why

The hurricanes of the past few weeks that have devastated the Carribean and parts of the United States have been record-setters. The human cost is huge, and our first thoughts must be to the victims and their families. Unfortunately it’s the likely shape of where things are going, worldwide. New Zealand’s been unusually warm and … More Why is the weather going mad? Humanity’s ongoing stupidity, that’s why

The obscure word of the week is callipygian

There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is callipygian. It’s a borrow word from Greek and means ‘possessing shapely buttocks’. No really. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Copyright © Matthew … More The obscure word of the week is callipygian