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The Iron Prominent (Notodonta dromedarius) is fairly common across Great Britain, turned up in the trap a couple of times in the second week of August. Got better photos of the specimen on the morning of 13th where it sat on the back of my hand after jumping...
Orange Swift (Triodia sylvina) – A first for the garden 13th August 2018 in three weeks or so of moth-ing with Rob’s homemade actinic Robinson trap.Given how brightly coloured this specimen is compared to other photos on UKMoths, for instance, I...
Cat Zero by Jennifer Rohn: thebest novel I’ve read in a long time. Gripping, engaging…infectious from start to finish. It’s all here from timeless issues of the human condition to modern problems, disease, ethics, activism, terrorism, diversity,...

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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...