Number represents slight drop compared to 2011, according to ONS figures that were released to show how borrowers will cope with interest rate hikes
Our civilization is literally built on sand. People have used it for construction since at least the time of the ancient Egyptians. In the 15th century, an Italian artisan figured out how to turn sand into transparent glass, which made possible the microscopes, telescopes, and other technologies that helped drive the Renaissance’s scientific revolution (also, affordable windows). Sand of various kinds is an essential ingredient in detergents, cosmetics, toothpaste, solar panels, silicon chips, and especially buildings; every concrete structure is basically tons of sand and gravel glued together with cement.
Article below explains the wilder theory, read with caution….. Who would have thought those cuddly Berenstain Bears and the home comforts of Walkers crisps could be quite so disturbing. Next I am going to find out that Rudolf does not have a red nose and every year Santa comes dressed in green not red….
Too much time on my hands this morning….. need to get some air! 🙂
The Bears are communicating these newfound realities to us through their name. Take a cold hard look at the wording above. Does something look wrong to you? Do you remember it being Berenstein with an E, not Berenstain with an A?If you do, you’re not alone. There are many who remember it this way. In fact, there are so many Berenstein believers that people in the know will cite that as proof that this is a glitch in the matrix. I’ve dubbed these individuals Berensteinites. I talked to quite a few people I know, and most of them remember the bears surname being spelled with an E.
The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists.In 2012, a team of evolutionary biologists at the University of Auckland led by Dr. Quentin Atkinson released a study that found all modern IE languages could be traced back to a single root: Anatolian — the language of Anatolia, now modern-day Turkey.
China’s yuan overtook Japan’s yen to become the fourth most-used currency for global payments, shrugging off a surprise devaluation to rise to its highest ranking ever and boosting its claim for reserve status.
There are tons of interesting links in the video’s YouTube description, including links to maths papers, additional interview material, more shuffling videos—you name it.
Flash Boys, the author’s best-selling exposé of high-speed trading, made some of Wall Street’s richest people very angry. Dissecting the reaction, he argues that the furor has obscured his book’s real news.
Eighty years ago the UK reintroduced a 30mph speed limit in built up areas. With calls to reduce the limit, Chris Stokel-Walker looks at its history and future.
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA’s Cassini mission.Researchers found that the magnitude of the moon’s slight wobble, as it orbits Saturn, can only be accounted for if its outer ice shell is not frozen solid to its interior, meaning a global ocean must be present.
24 med. green peppers, cored and seeded12 onions3 c. sugar3 c. vinegar2 tbsp. salt2 tbsp. celery seed2 tbsp. mustard seed1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Unless you want to bring back the woolly-mammoth look, you’re probably going to get a haircut at some point in your life.But if you’re searching for a good deal on your next trim, we recommend that you avoid getting your hair cut in Geneva or Zurich.
A study showing that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time to urinate has been awarded one of the 2015 Ig Nobel prizes at Harvard University.
It’s OK to use your smartphone walking down the street or on public transportation. But not at a family dinner. And definitely not in church.Users of mobile devices are struggling to find the rules of the road for how and when to use the devices around others, but a survey out Wednesday shows a surprising consensus.
A team of filmmakers in the US have made the first ever scale model of the Solar System in a Nevada desert.
The claim that the Inuit have 50 words for snow has endured for decades, but it now looks as if the Scots have beaten that figure. Researchers on a new Scots thesaurus say they have found more than 400 Scots words for the white stuff, from “feefle” to “flindrikin”, “spitters” to “snaw-pouther”.
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope for the first time have spotted a star system that later produced an unusual supernova explosion of a white dwarf, the stripped-down core of an ordinary star at the end of its life.
On a fall morning in 2009, a team of three young physicists huddled around a computer screen in a small office overlooking Broadway in New York. They were dressed for success—even the graduate student’s shirt had buttons—and a bottle of champagne was at the ready. With a click of the mouse, they hoped to unmask a fundamental particle that had eluded physicists for decades: the Higgs boson.Of course, these men weren’t the only physicists in pursuit of the Higgs boson. In Geneva, a team of hundreds of physicists with an $8 billion machine called the Large Hadron Collider also was in the hunt. But shortly after starting for the first time, the LHC had malfunctioned and went offline for repairs, opening a window three guys at NYU hoped to take advantage of.The key to their strategy was a particle collider that had been dismantled in 2001 to make room for the more powerful LHC. For $10,000 in computer time, they would attempt to show that the Large Electron-Positron collider had been making dozens of Higgs bosons without anybody noticing.
You know the refrain; ‘what does the data tell us on this’, ‘if only we had the data, we would be able to understand what’s going on here’ or my personal favourite ‘stop sending me spreadsheets, my inbox is full!’.
The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes, a study suggests.Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder analysed the dust found in 1,200 households across the United States.They discovered that the types of bacteria and fungi varied depending on where the home was located, who lived there and whether pets were present.