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Previous Columns

A define lack of testicular fortitude
Just hours after our "hard nosed negotiators" started patting themselves on the back over the results they achieved in respect to the TPPA, giant cracks are opening...

It's 1998 all over again
Aardvark readers are smarter than average and also tend to take a greater interest in politics and current affairs...

Is there a new online battle looming?
Most people appreciate that advertising is just a fact of life on the Net these days...

All Yr Wndwz 7 R bLnG 2 ME!!!
The folk at Microsoft probably signed a collective "oh dear" (actually, it was probably a lot less family-friendly than that) this morning...

Volkswagen scandal kills the diesel option?
I have always had trouble reconciling the claims that noisy, smelly, smoky diesel engines are somehow less polluting than their comparatively quiet, odourless, visually clean petrol equivalent...

Martians are probably slimy
Interesting news on the space front -- NASA is now convinced that they have spotted liquid water (or signs thereof) on the surface of Mars...

EVs for government?
There is increasing pressure for the government to start using EVs in its massive fleet of vehicles...

The lithium battery problem worsens
Lithium is a highly reactive element and its affinity to combine with other elements, releasing energy along the way, has made it a very effective component of modern lightweight, high power-density batteries...

Pay attention, it's important!
One of the biggest news stories this week was the way that a US drug company purchased the rights for a particular treatment and then jacked up the price by 5,000%...

Can we fix it?
Over the past few weeks I've been tossing around a lot of ideas for creating new, engaging, educational, entertaining YouTube content and here's another...

Silent Spring (the tech version)
One of the most important books ever published is Silent Spring written in 1962 by author Rachel Carson but today's column isn't about the birds and bees of which she wrote...