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13 times the English language trolled its speakers

I often wonder how anyone learns English as a second language. Although I write in it daily and am constantly elbow-deep in trawling its deeper intricacies, I am always muttering “that’s messed up”. We all know about the difficulties with “you’re” and “your”, “it’s” and “its”. There are whole books dedicated to people hating on […]

How to take a “hands-free” selfie – just like the Mars rover

I recently came across an image shown in Universe Today of the Mars Curiosity rover taking a selfie. It wasn’t the one above, but pretty similar. This one’s from last year and is called the “Buckskin Self-Portrait”. I used it because it’s prettier but still demonstrates the same point. Anyway, I immediately noticed that there was no […]