Timon Singh is a graduate of Liverpool University where he received a degree in Social and Economic History.
He is currently an online editor who has previously worked for BBC Magazines and written extensively on a wide range of subjects including cinema, global infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation and even his dog.
He currently resides in Bristol, UK.
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Did you know that 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations are made in a single Chinese village?
Ever wondered where plastic Christmas decorations come from? Unfortunately, they are not made by an army of elves at Santa's workshop. (I wonder what their wages would be?) Instead, according
Men! The responsibility for whether you have children or not could soon be completely upon you. According to scientists from Airlangga University in Indonesia, a male contraceptive pill derived
India's airborne pollution has always been a problem for the rapidly developing country, but now it could severely impact one of its most famous structures - the Taj Mahal.
If you've ever watched with envy as Spider-Man or Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt scale structures with ease, then this could be your lucky day. According to the MIT Technology Review, a team
In what sounds like a plot to a shlocky horror film, 100 brains have gone missing from the University of Texas at Austin. The brains, one of which belong to clock tower sniper Charles Whitman,
Shields up! A team from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered an "invisible shield" approximately 7,200 miles above Earth. The shield reportedly blocks so-called “killer
Vladimir Putin loves nature. Well, according to his well publicized and orchestrated photo shoots, he does. Over the years Putin has been photographed leading crane migrations, tranquilizing
Battery developer AES Southland just announced that it will deliver the world's largest lithium ion battery to Southern California Edison. The massive 400MW battery can provide 100MW of power
The Rosetta/Philae probe landing on a comet last week has reignited in earthlings a passion for space exploration. But now that NASA's shuttle fleet is grounded and most spacecrafts belong to
A team of scientists from Seattle-based AltaRock Energy, Inc. and Davenport Newberry Holdings LLC has announced plans to harness one of Mother Nature's most powerful energy sources by pumping
What do you look for when choosing a luxury hotel - a gym? A swimming pool? How about the ability to launch over 30 aircraft at an enemy country? If you said yes to all of the above, then
President Obama just announced that the US will pledge up to $3 billion over the next four years to help poor countries adapt to climate change. The move comes days after the president signed a
If you live in Germany, a new company can now offer you free heating and water if you get one of their data centers installed in your office. It's so simple, it's genius. The company,
As part of his documentary film Chasing Ice, National Geographic photographer James Balog travelled around the world using time-lapse cameras to show how the planet's glaciers are changing in
Lightning Packs LLC have created an electricity-generating backpack that can "provide wearable renewable electricity for combat soldiers or disaster-relief workers operating in remote
Pope Francis has continued to turn heads as the most liberal pope in decades by declaring that "the Catholic Church sees no conflict between science and religion" and stating that he accepts the
Everyone knows that cremation is bad for the environment, and there are always more sustainable options for your funeral—such as liquidation or being frozen in liquid nitrogen.
There have been many reports about how the world's bee population is shrinking, that there has now been a reported increase in the number of beehive thefts of the past decade, especially around
What do you do if your state is ignoring the threat of climate change and putting your home and family in peril? Well, if you're a group of officials from South Miami, you take matters into your
Last year, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared that Africa’s Western black rhino was officially extinct. At the time, they also noted that the Northern
Space travel is a costly and inefficient process. Not only does it take a large amount of fuel to send the lightest payload into orbit (the Space Shuttle used over one million pounds of solid
Batteries are essential items for everyday life, but they are notoriously bad for the environment and hard to dispose of, but researchers think that nuclear batteries could change that. A team
Conservative prime minister Tony Abbott raised eyebrows in his country of Australia after declaring “coal is good for humanity” while opening a new coal mine in Queensland. The PM added
We first reported on Huibers' Ark last year when the massive structure (it's so big, it's classed as a building not a boat!) was nearing completion. Now that the Ark is officially open to the
Glass blower Robert DuGrenier has been blowing glass for over 30 years, but for the last 15 he has been creating hand-blown glass terrarium sculptures to house living art compositions for about
Last year, 19-year-old inventor Boyan Slat made waves by designing an "Ocean Cleanup Array" which he claimed could remove 72.5 million tons of plastic from the world's oceans. Although his idea
A team of scientists from Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered that pollution around the Hawaiian islands is
It's a strange partnership, but Brazilian football legend Pelé and Shell Oil have teamed up to launch the world's first player-powered community football field--right in the heart of a Rio de
Canada's Hayley Todesco has developed a method to speed up the detoxification of oil sands tailings ponds using 5th grade science. The 18-year-old Google Science Fair 2014 finalist won a $25,000
A new report from Cornell University, the U.S Geological Survey and the University of Arizona warns that there's a 50% chance the southwest United States will experience a decade-long drought in
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