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Although we in the Northern hemisphere are fast approaching the Winter Solstice and the feeling of the nights drawing out again. There is a seeming paradox that for a few days more sunrise will continue to get later in the day although sunset will be nudged...
Christmas songs, you say? Well, not quite, but I have written and recorded a few seasonally inspired songs over the years, just not the usual jingle bells stock though.Seasons of Love, Christmas Present, It’s Never Too Cold to Snow, Golden Light, Winter...
LIFE ON THE FEN EDGE – WITH SIR DAVID ATTENBRADLEYEPISODE 4: I’ve looked at cloudsfrom the BBC, the British BradcastingCorporationDuskOn the southern edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens.As the sun dips below the horizon, voluptuous clouds skud with...

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In case you didn’t know, I’m ascience journalist by day, a photographer on my days off anda musician by night.I’ve written and recorded a fewsongs over the last couple of years, which you can get hold of from the usual download sites:iTunes,...
Periodic Table of QR codes – QR codes are those little black and white boxes that look like a messed up barcode, which is essentially what they are, 2D barcodes. They’re becoming almost ubiquitous. Every event you attend, every restaurant you pass,...
Penrose, Escher, back – M.C. Escher‘s famously paradoxical illustration of 1960 depicting a stairway atop an “impossible” building, and made famous recently in a dreamscape of the Hollywood movie “Inception“, that seems to...

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So…that time of year…what was the most visited page on Sciencebase.com? As if you care…Well, of the 800,000 total visits to the site in 2017 (so far, at one time the site used to get almost that many visits every month!), served 4.4 million...
My recent Research Highlight on ChemistryViews.org about the nature of the Periodic Table of the Elements attracted a lot of readers and has stimulated an ongoing debate among those arguing as to whether or not there is a definitive format for this iconic tool....
Emilie Bigorgne of the Universit Paul Verlaine – Metz and colleagues suggest that the increasing production of nanomaterials will in turn increase the release of nanosized by-products to the environment. Whether or not these particles will accumulate...