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2012 and all that

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2010 with 2 Comments

The end of the world is coming… it’s a sure thing. Certainly within 100 years, you will no longer be able to read this, because you will be dead and gone. It is quite a worrisome thing of course, but humans have a wonderful ability to forget their coming demise, on the surface at least.

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

The Dream of Dubai

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2010 with No comments

If you happen to be on the moon some time, cast a glimpse down to Dubai on the Arabian Peninsular. Here a glittering palm tree shaped island will be visible shining into space – a man-made construction which contains more than 30 five-star hotels as well as residences for the glitterati like Brad Pitt, David

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

Haiti – The Earthquake

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2010 with No comments

On a major fault line between the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates, the island of Hispaniola is to be found, which is composed of Haiti on the west and the Dominican Republic on the east. This island has been ravaged by hurricanes and earthquakes for centuries, but no cataclysm has been as disastrous as

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

Revolutionary Times

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2010 with No comments

Normality is soon to be a thing of the past, and over the next half decade we will be witness to social, technological, political and personal transformations which will result in a world quite different to the one we know today. This could have been said in 1988 – just prior to the Saturn, Uranus

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

21st Century Renaissance

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2010 with No comments

Once upon a time, nobody had a problem with astrology. It had always been part of the curriculum at major learning institutions until the Renaissance because people simply felt the harmony between man and cosmos. Looking at the magic movement of the planets over the bright, night sky, whilst the stars stayed still and the

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan

Resurrection in Chile

by Adrian Duncan on April 7, 2011 in Adrian's Articles 2010 with No comments

The life of a miner is almost impossible to understand for someone who has never been down a mine. 2000 meters under the surface the temperature is 35C and the humidity 90%. There is no light, except for the lamp in your helmet. So when the mine collapses – as it did for the 33

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April 7, 2011
Adrian Duncan