Curiousity – How Much Do You Have?

18 March, 2012

It is said that curiousity killed the cat. It has also been the factor that has led people to create new inventions, explore new places and develop new ideas. In the process, some people have become millionaires because they were curious. People like Thomas Edison, who founded the enormous General Electric Company was always curious. He wanted to find out how machines worked and to create better ones. As a…

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Dr Louis Pasteur’s Laboratory – A Time Travel Discovery

31 July, 2011

 I have been travelling in France …. on the trail of amazing people. My normal approach is to visit the tourist office in a town and ask, ‘Are there any famous people who have been born near here?’ With great pride, the adviser invariably provides me with a list and I use it to start my search. An example is my visit to Dole in France. It is very small town,in…

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Are You Fit To Survive?

23 May, 2011

  When we think of fitness, we may consider how fast we can walk, run or swim. But, it means far more than that if you accept the views of Charles Darwin. Two days after Xmas in 1831, he set sail in the good ship Beagle on a voyage around the world.It took five years to complete and another 20 years for him to publish what he discovered, His work was printed…

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Albert Einstein – New BioView

3 March, 2010

What would it be like to meet amazing people who have changed our world? That was the question I set myself. As a result, I have created BioViews of many famous people.  Bioview is new word for  a biographical interview and the series will be published in 2010. Here is an excerpt about Albert Einstein. It is what I imagine he would have said in a BioView with me and…

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Marie Curie – An Amazing Woman

25 January, 2010

How much of your time is put to good use and how much is wasted? What can you do to make the best of your time?I find it interesting to see how people use their time. In my search for amazing people,  I have found a number of people who have triumphed over adversity and made major contributions to the lives of others. Marya Salomee Sklodowska  was one who stands…

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Deadly Diseases and Dr James Lind

18 January, 2010

If you are travelling to foreign parts on holiday or business you will need protection against deadly diseases. In the past, many people died from mystery illnesses, particularly sailors. More seamen died of deadly diseases than were killed in battle. Dr James Lind was one of the first to study the causes of  diseases linked to the work of  sailors and came up with solutions. One of the worst diseases…

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