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The Groper Contract Part 3 – Taking Care of Business

  “It’s Damian Digby, here to see Jack Groper,” Damian informed the receptionist, whilst once again casually misplacing my existence. “He’s expecting me.” The receptionist, or Director of First Impressions, to use the epithet emblazoned on her name tag, pressed the button on the intercom and stooped slightly to talk into its microphone. “Sir Jack, … Continue reading

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Dear Publisher

Dear Publisher, I have tried unsuccessfully for many months now to find acceptance for a short story I have written concerning two people caught up in a world of intrigue and violence that they were ill-equipped to understand. With your forbearance I now submit that same story for your consideration. However, in order that I … Continue reading

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Who Needs Science?

Watching the earnest tomfoolery of Extinction Rebellion (everyone’s favourite planetary rescue squad) whilst listening to the tirelessly apocalyptic narrative emanating from the BBC, it is clear that speculation about the future has become a grim business. We might just about be surviving now (I am reassured) but the future is another land; a land deemed … Continue reading

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Global Warming may be making baboons less aggressive – are humans next?

  A study published in the American Journal of Primatology, by renowned neurobiologist and primatologist, Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University, has shown that levels of intra-group aggression exhibited by troupes of baboons on the Serengeti Plains diminishes significantly during periods of drought. The reasons for this moderation of behaviour are unclear but it may … Continue reading