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When Worlds Collide #72: Open Science and Closed Societies: Can it work?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 30 June 2013 “Let us drink to the success of our hopeless endeavour,” was a favourite toast of old Soviet dissidents. As things turned out, … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #56: Communicating for Survival – Who will save Earth?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 3 March 2013 See also, previous columns: 23 Dec 2012: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’ 24 Feb 2013: ‘Wake-up Call’ from Outer Space Imagine this … Continue reading

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A New Look at Our Planet – and Island of Lanka – at Night…

I couldn’t write the When Worlds Collide column this week. Instead, here is a news feature I wrote for Ceylon Today, published on Sunday 16 Dec 2012: It helps to take a look at the bigger picture once in a … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #47: Avoiding the ‘Mother of All Tsunamis’

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 23 December 2012 The much-hyped End of the World didn’t happen on December 21. As I wrote in my blog that morning, Ass-trologers (my new name … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #40: End-of-the-World, Inc.

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 4 November 2012 Last Monday, I discussed the end of the world on a live TV talk show. The latest date for ‘imminent doom’ is 21 … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #31: Lights, Camera, Apollo? Were Moon Landings for Real?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 2 September 2012 Neil Armstrong’s death last week created news headlines worldwide. We indulged in some harmless nostalgia for a turbulent decade in another century that … Continue reading

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