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Physicist Brian Cox, poses with his OBE (Order of the British Empire), after he was awarded it by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on October 21, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Dominic Lipinski/Pool (Photo credit should read Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images)

Prof Brian Cox: Gorgeous Lips; Lovely Smile; Crap Scientist

Professor Brian Cox undoubtedly has the prettiest lips in the world of celebrity physics. That – together with his cute, knowing little half-smile; his Charlatans-style haircut; and his early incarnation as keyboard player with New Labour’s favourite one-hit-wonder band D:Ream – explains why he has become the BBC’s go-to popular science presenter.

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David Cameron’s Dodgy Honours List: A Fitting Epitaph For A Rubbish Regime

I can think of only two explanations for David Cameron’s dodgy resignation honours list, in which he has showered knighthoods and gongs on all manner of cronies, lickspittles and catamites, ranging from his wife’s fashion stylist to the Labour apparatchik who ran the mendacious and unsuccessful Remain campaign, and which one former cabinet minister has described as “sticking two fingers up” at the Tory party.

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Shock: BBC Still Pumping Out Dumb Eco-Propaganda

There was an extraordinary but oh-so-BBC-ish programme on Radio 4 this morning in which a Harvard philosopher named Michael Sandel tackled one of the great issues of the moment: why still not nearly enough is being done by policymakers to address the pressing threat of the Millennium Bug.

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Mattel Issues Statement On Fireman Sam’s Koran Disaster: ‘Please Don’t Kill Us! We Don’t Want To Die!’

There are apologies; there are grovelling apologies; and then there’s the kind of hair-shirt, mea culpa, “oh God, oh God, how can we ever make amends?”, self-abasing, crawling-to-beg-your-forgiveness-on-our-knees-on-broken-glass number just delivered by the toymaker behind TV kiddie animation series Fireman Sam to the entire Muslim community…