The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

Photo by Hansjörg Keller on Unsplash

It looks like we all need to go to bed between 10 pm and 11 pm to not disrupt our body clocks which can lead to adverse consequences for cardiovascular health.  No late night box set binging then!   😉   [2 min read]

If you are tired but struggle to sleep, why not grab your camera (and definitely a tripod) and try photographing the moon?  At least you don’t need to worry too much about setting the distance accurately.  [2 min read]

Rob found himself recently watching some intriguing YouTube videos in which people claimed (albeit without any actual evidence) that the earth is only 6,000 years old, the trained geologist in him was more encouraged by this news of how actual science works.  Although the 4.6 billion-year age is pretty well established, it seems that the first continents appeared some 700m years earlier than previously thought.  And that could have been a trigger for the start of life.  [2 min read]

Remember back in the 1980s people received faxes from Nigeria requesting assistance with a transaction in exchange for the attractive opportunity to earn a share of some frozen estate.  Of course, these were scams but the tricksters have moved on and now we can receive the modern equivalents even if we have run out of fax paper.  Fortunately it’s pretty easy to establish whether unexpected messages are genuine.  [3 min read]

This week Rob flew on a scheduled flight for the first time in a couple of years but to his relief, the baggage carousel only contained the usual type of suitcases and bags.  Not a box of fish in sight, unlike these passengers.  [2 min read]

We hope you have a good weekend.

Charles and Rob