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The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple

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The latest item on my sabbatical reading list is The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple. This is about Bahadur Shah ...

Heatwave | In the Dark

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If it was warm on Saturday it was even warmer on Sunday. I went for an afternoon walk down to ...

The Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 during totality, seen from Westport, New York

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Solar corona images of Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 over Westport, New York This composite image captures the ethereal ...

No ERC Advanced Grants for Ireland…

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I noticed last week that the results of the latest round of ERC Advanced Grants under the European Union’s Horizon ...

El Castell de Barbablava – Teatre del Liceu

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I was thinking last weekend that in, all the time I’ve spent in Barcelona this year, and all the times ...

Astrophotography Blog: Baily’s Beads – Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024

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  Baily’s Beads occur just before and just after totality of a solar eclipse. As the moon moves to cover ...

Imaging 12P-Pons_Brooks challenge 14-30 April, 2024.

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Printable Black and White chart for locating Comet 12P 10April-10 May. Click to embiggen and print. Use with a red ...

In Praise of the Public Thesis Defence

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The ICCUB is quite large, which means that there are quite a few talks to go to, including seminars and ...

Citations from Beyond the Grave

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It seems to be widely believed (by those responsible for research assessment) that what is important about research papers and ...

The Gates Foundation and Open Access

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There has been quite a lot of reaction (e.g. here) to the recent announcement of a new Open Access Policy ...

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