After 8 years and over 350 posts, it’s a pity that my posts collect virtual dust at WordPress’s server. So this year I’m bringing back some of the best stuff, which doesn’t disagree with publishing new material. You may have noticed that I care about science and languages. I mean, it's in the title of … Continue reading Sabbatical: basic chemical compounds
I’m currently writing my PhD thesis in Catalan —and some percentage in English to get the international mention— when they reveal that the actor who will take the lead role in Doctor Who will be, in fact, an actress. Weirdly enough, both facts are closely related. If you saw the teaser of my first scientific … Continue reading Pesticides, language and ‘Doctor Who’. What are pyrethroids?
RICHARDS, Justin. Dreams of Empire. 1998. ‘On a barren asteroid, the once-mighty Haddron Empire is on the brink of collapse, torn apart by civil war. The one man who might have saved it languishes in prison, his enemies planning his death and his friends plotting his escape.’ With the long wait for the new season … Continue reading ‘Dreams of Empire’
COLE, Stephen. Ten Little Aliens. 2002. ‘Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. […] But is the same force that killed them still lurking in the dark? And what are its plans for the people … Continue reading ‘Ten Little Aliens’
MORRIS, Jonathan. Touched by an Angel. 2011. ‘In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband Mark is still grieving. [...] As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to the Doctor, Amy and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself … Continue reading ‘Touched by an Angel’
Little did I know when I heard about Big Finish that audio dramas were so addictive. Big Finish Productions is a British company that publishes CDs, downloads and some books. They produce high quality audios which are also suitable for practising your listening if you’re not a native speaker. It was not a coincidence that … Continue reading Big Finish Productions – ‘We love stories’