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Insults of the Day

He has not so much brain as ear wax. – Shakespeare

You pot-smoking, cattle-molesting, latex-slurping, pus-gobbling, pimple-chewing, butt-headed lunkhead! – Al from TX to his brother Red

The last time I saw a face like yours I threw it a fish! – anonymous

I would not want to put him in charge of snake control in Ireland.- Eugene McCarthy

Super Adobe Homes

They are eco-friendly and earthquake-proof. Could they one day be ideal, too, for housing the first settlers on the moon? Called “superadobe” these dwellings are constructed out of nothing more sophisticated than sandbags and barbed wire

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I took this trip a few years back… It was GREAT!

On an epic 4,000-mile, six-day rail trip from Halifax in the east to Vancouver in the west, Janette Griffiths is capitvated by wild forests, bleak prairies, glorious peaks, swirling blizzards – and the odd elk grazing on a platform.

At Halifax station I sat down and wept. In an hour’s time I would board a train for a six-day journey across Canada to Vancouver. (READ MORE)

Janette Griffin took a train through the Yoho National Park, In the tracks of Canada's luckiest settlers

 

Is the internet the right place to meet your soulmate?

A British senior judge has warned that relationships which begin on the internet, lead to marriage and then break down are posing a new problem for courts.

Lord Justice Thorpe was ruling in favour of a 35-year-old mother who wants to take her two young daughters back to her home in the US after a turbulent four-year marriage to a British man she met online.

While it is possible to find a partner anywhere in the world at the click of a mouse, are stable relationships and families under threat? In your experience, do partners with different nationalities face extra strain in making their relationship work?

Is it wise to seek your future spouse online? Is there any place for old-fashioned courtship in the era of internet dating?  (MORE)

Wireless revolution could spell end of plugs

Batteries and sockets could become a thing of the past after scientists devised a way of recharging mobile phones and laptops without the need for cables.

Electrical engineers used mainly magnetic waves to operate a light bulb from a power source seven feet away.

They envisage a future in which portable electronic gadgets and even robots are capable of charging themselves without ever being plugged in. Dispensing with their bulky batteries would also help free society of the waste problem caused by battery disposal.

lthough concerns have been raised about a possible link between electromagnetic waves and cancer, scientists believe the technology can be developed without posing any additional risks.

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which reports its feat today in Science Express, an online advance publication of the journal Science, refers to its concept as “WiTricity” (as in wireless electricity).

Scientists and engineers have known for many years that transferring electric power does not require wires.

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