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Epicene Pronoun
The question of pronouns has become a hot topic over the last decade or so as our language moves towards greater gender-neutrality. To use a pronoun in conversation, without first knowing which pronoun the individual you are addressing identifies with, is now regarded as poor etiquette. However, it may surprise you that two gender-neutral epicene pronouns– ‘ou’ and ‘a’ –...
Roller coaster design limits
Rollercoasters are getting faster and taller, with ever higher g-forces for their riders. Have we now reached the limits of their design? By Phil Taylor The thrill of a fun fair or a theme park can be unrivalled for many people. The excitement builds up as you queue for a roller coaster as you see the ride whizzing around in front...
Underwater beer
Everyone knows that X marks the spot. Hidden treasure troves that could entice any pirate of the Caribbean lie across and beneath the waves. But what if we could drink the same rum that Captain Jack Sparrow adored so much? Well thanks to the efforts of a single diver off the Scottish coast, we are recreating the flavours of...