Interesting

Too Cold for Snow?

It is very difficult for it to be ‘too cold for snow’. I’ve seen several people state this modern myth today on Facebook and it was also said at my bus stop. On Earth, it is entirely possible for it to snow far below 0°C. It does snow in many sub-zero places everyone is quite […]

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Science Blogging

I’ve been at Science Online 2011 in London this weekend. One hot topic of conversation during Day One was science blogging and how it relates to science publishing in the form of journals. There was much hand-wringing yesterday, during a panel discussion on the ‘Arsenic Life’ story (see these links), where science bloggers seemed exasperated by the […]

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Ways to End the World

A friend recently asked me how I think the world might end. It’s a good question – lots of fun too, as a scientist. There seem to be countless ways to bring the world to an end – but here are some of the best ones we came up with. Feel free to add your […]

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Moundville

I recently had the opportunity to visit a place called Moundville in Alabama. Moundville is a prehistoric site of the Creek People. In this region, prehistoric means anything prior to about 1600 and the site itself dates from 1000 to 500 years old. The region is a kind of large, flat park that has been […]

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Solar Furnace

This one could just be filed under ‘this is really cool’. Also, I can’t believe it has passed me by my entire life. Have you ever heard of a solar furnace? It’s a James- Bond-esque creation which focusses light from the sun on a massive scale to heat a very small area to a very […]

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