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Tim Dowling

Tim Dowling

    An idiot's guide to subatomic theory
    An idiot's guide to subatomic theory
    The possible discovery of the Higgs boson at Cern is obviously of tremendous importance to our understanding of the universe – but how does one...
    Kermit and the communist plots
    Kermit and the communist plots
    The headline in The Hollywood Reporter read "Fox Business Network Calls Muppets Communist", followed by the dispiriting words "Debate Goes...
    Not the royal wedding: Wills and Kate cause global stir
    Not the royal wedding: Wills and Kate cause global stir
    In the run-up to the royal nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton, the following unreliable reports of global celebrations have been...
    Friendship by the hour
    Friendship by the hour
    I meet my friend Andy in a café. Over a coffee we chat about music, current events and the ups and downs of our working lives. We don't...
    Sarah Palin's old-fashioned Palm Pilot
    Sarah Palin's old-fashioned Palm Pilot
    We have all had occasion to write on our hand, either because no paper was available or because we knew we'd probably forget the bit of ­paper...
    What stiff upper lip?
    What stiff upper lip?
    When she appeared in a New York court on Monday, author JK Rowling invoked a time-honoured, if largely mythical, notion of British reserve. "I...
    The anti-blogger
    The anti-blogger
    If your experience has confined you to the virtual plains of the blogosphere, you could be forgiven for thinking that Andrew Keen was one of the...
    Now for the dedication ...
    Now for the dedication ...
    One of the things nobody tells you when you write a book is how to do a dedication. Like the title and the acknowledgements, the dedication is...
    Are we getting angrier?
    Are we getting angrier?
    We all get angry sometimes. Some of us, no doubt, are angry right now.
    My life as a penguin
    My life as a penguin
    They cannot come to you, so you must go to them, trekking ever southward. The cold is unrelenting. Most days the sun barely makes an appearance: at...
    Fear in the city
    Fear in the city
    I can pretty well pinpoint the moment when my own spirit of defiance started to fade. It was on Saturday morning. I was with the dog in the park...
    Throwing a party with million-dollar entertainment
    Throwing a party with million-dollar entertainment
    There are two interesting aspects to the news that a California financier paid a million dollars to have Paul McCartney play at his wife's 50th...