The University of Oxford has announced that Professor Marcus du Sautoy will be replacing Richard Dawkins in the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science (story).
This is great news – I saw him give a talk last year and he was fantastic. The Guardian has an old (2003!) profile piece on [...]
Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November [O.S. 27 October] 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the [...]
The reference manager software Endnote is the single crappiest piece of software I have ever used. The sooner it dies a nasty, horrible, painful death, the better.