‘Outdated family-court rape views need addressing’

Image copyright Getty Images A judge who dismissed a woman’s claim she had been raped, as she had done “nothing physically” to stop the alleged perpetrator, is among a number of family court judges to hold “outdated views”, a joint letter says. In it, over…

SolveSpace – parametric 3d CAD

SOLVESPACE is a free (GPLv3) parametric 3d CAD tool. Applications include: modeling 3d parts — draw with extrudes, revolves, and Boolean (union / difference) operations modeling 2d parts — draw the part as a single section, and export DXF, PDF, SVG; use 3d assembly to…

‘My horse knew I had brain cancer before me’

Image copyright Kelly Ann Alexander Image caption Kelly Ann Alexander with her horse Aliyana A woman has told how she truly believes her pet horse was trying to tell her she had cancer. Kelly Ann Alexander, from Blackburn in West Lothian, said she was puzzled…

EU to Step Up Naval Enforcement of Libya Arms Embargo

European Union foreign ministers agreed to revive a naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea to enforce the internationally backed arms embargo on Libya, a move likely to encounter stiff challenges given the recent arms buildup by regional powers in the North African country. EU officials…

How Geology Can Ease Your Mind – Issue 81: Maps

As a geologist and professor I speak and write rather cavalierly about eras and eons. One of the courses I routinely teach is “History of Earth and Life,” a survey of the 4.5-billion-year saga of the entire planet—in a 10-week trimester. But as a human,…

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