Paul Sutton



I have started to watch the AlJazeera news channel, I am getting sick of the BBC, and to a point the other UK based news channels constantly going on about covid and ignoring other important events in the world, which if anything get a very brief mention. They seem incapable of putting out a broad range of news.

AlJazeera has some excellent coverage of what is going on in Kazakhstan

AlJazeera can be found on freeview just up from bbc news channel, and is well worth checking out. I am subscribed on Mastodon to a newsbot which federates news stories in to my stream.

They also do some excellent programming, for example there was a recent program looking at the history of the development of the spacesuit and this story was told by the granddaughter of the developer of the Apollo suit.



Quantum science & technology: Highlights of 2021

Just found this, so making a final post for today. These are some of the highlights in the world of Physics in 2021. Lots of things happened in 2021, so lets hope 2022 is equally as exciting.

I have added a link to the discourse forum and also a link to the Tuxiversity science thread, so you can discuss courses and other options for learning.



#Physics,#Science,#PhysicsWorld,#2021,#News,#Discourse,#Forum, #Qoto,#Tuxiversity,#Education,#Learning,#Discussions

Scientists Have Measured Earth's Ancient Magnetic Field From Stone Age Artifacts

This looks like a really useful breakthrough and will allow more study of the magnetic field around earth at different times through out Earths history. and will help predict how the field may change in the future too.

#ScienceAlert #Science #News and #Amazing #Breakthroughs #bot

Biomolecules imaged at record-breaking resolution using localization atomic force microscopy

This is an article [1] from Physics World. We now have the ability to take really detailed images of molecules. This is really important, if not rather complex but we have made huge progress in this. Should aid study of molecules and perhaps open up new fields of research.

Back in 1989 IBM made their logo from Xenon atoms [4]. So I guess this shows how much progress we have made since then.


  1. Bio-molecular Imaging
  2. Physics World
  3. Discourse Discussion
  4. IBM Logo with Xenon Atoms



James Webb Telescope Update from NASA 12/8/2021

The James Webb Space Telescope: Unfolding the Universe

I came across this while looking for potential STEM group resources, so am sharing.

Previous Events


#NASA,#Space,'#JWST,#JamesWebb,#Telescope.#Briefing,#News, #Education,#UniverseOfLearning

Everyone's Invited 4

So further to my Previous post. There is now a list of schools where, abuse has taken place. At least 3 in Torbay, 2 Secondary and 1 Primary school.

The list can be found on the Website

The abuse culture needs to end now, without people making up excuses.

I still feel that we need further investigations in to other forms of abuse in schools.

This should include (not a full list):-

  • homophobic
  • racist
  • physical assaults (e.g ABH, GBH etc) in schools.

This is seems to be prevalent. There is a culture of failing to deal with it in any effective manner. It also seems schools want to protect the abusers in some way.

If you are a victim of abuse. I would strongly recommend you undertake a course in equality and diversity, that way you know the law, can quote the law to the school. The school, can't then make some excuse for letting it carry on.

Ideally investigations should happen ASAP, led by someone, competent, who can compel people to cooperate, be judge led, so that all evidence is provided under oath. Protection needed for victims, who should not keep needing to retell their versions of events.


For physical abuse, please consult other legislation.

I am making these posts because:-

  • I am committed to safeguarding
  • I want to empower others, to challenge their school and force them take action
  • I know victims of bullying in schools who have been ignored by their school, despite being informed MULTIPLE TIMES.
  • I am a victim of abuse at the hands of pupils in a school, again this abuse was ignored

  • Too many people are still being ignored.

  • The abuse needs to stop

  • Victims should not have to withdraw from a school, to escape bullies.

Key points:-

  • Schools have a legal duty to safeguard children and young people
  • Schools have a duty under Health and Safety legislation
  • Schools have a duty under Equality legislation
  • According to the positive handling course, the duty of care under H & S applies to :-

    • Staff
    • Pupils
    • Visitors (inc contractors etc )
    • Parents
    • Anyone on the school site.

So why is it happening? In 2021



If this abuse didn't happen in schools, then posts such as this would not be needed.



This is related to my previous post to do with abuse in schools. It seems the issue is much bigger and there is no easy solution.. Previous post can be found here

So in essence teachers are not sure how to handle peer on peer abuse, or in this case peer on peer sexual abuse.

I am not too sure what is hard about teaching children the word NO from an early age and that NO means NO. and being told NO does not breach their human rights or other right,


Malware discovered on Computers given to children

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The BBC has reported Malware found on laptops given out by government this report asks several important question as to why these laptops have not been wiped before giving away.

"Ideally users should reboot into safe mode and run a full scan with an anti-virus product," he said.

"However with this type of malware, it is advisable to seek professional assistance in order to ensure it has been correctly removed."

Is even more hilarious, to get a professional in to fix this issue will COST MONEY which is the one thing these families don't have.

Once again a scheme by our government has gone wrong.

First thing people should do when getting any device such as this is to wipe it and install a OS such as Debian, Mint or Ubuntu.




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Cheaper to prevent pandemics than 'cure' them -

note: This article contains my personal thoughts on the topics presented, I would, of course, welcome open discussion on this.

This is another interesting BBC news article, raises some interesting points on how humans interact with wildlife.

I would guess it also highlights we need to also provide clean, running water to everyone on the planet, in a way that is, of course sustainable.

In another news article, again from the BBC, Denmark are in the process of culling mink, this was after it was found there is a mutated covid strain that could be passed on to humans.

Perhaps the solution to all this is very simple, and will push for clean water for washing, cooking etc. But also access to alcohol handwash in all places that handle animals,including fish. Ultimatlythere are calls to eat less meats anyway, especially beef,due to the climate impact alone.

We need to do something, so this could make a really interesting field of research, incorporating many disciplines it may mean ending some industries, so that will need retraining.

I would guess, if we are going to produce more alcohol based hand gels we need to ensure that there are no implications of or risks of this getting in to water streams.


Enigmatic fast radio burst pinned on magnetised dead star

This is an interesting development, astronomers have found something they have been spending years searching for. Not sure where these stars appear on the The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.

The paper for this can be found on Physics World. Reported on IOPScience on 4th November 2020.

Currently discussing on a OU Science forum.