With Glastonbury commencing on Wednesday, the festival season is well and truly underway. In this post I will attempt to use the famous music festival as a way of connecting exothermic reactions to Ozzy Osbourne (not literally). Music festivals generally involve camping and camping involves heating food over naked flames next to a highly flammable […]
The biggest story in science last week had to be the announcement of the ‘creation of the first synthetic life form’.
My two Mums
Researchers at Newcastle University have successfully created embryos that contain the DNA of three people. It is hoped that within the next three years, this technique will be used to help women who have mutations in the DNA in the mitochondria,
Multi-functional albino alligator
Meet Alistair the albino alligator (he hasn’t actually got a name but I feel the need to give him one). He is the latest animal to be homed at the South Carolina Aquarium in the USA. As well as being a fascinating creature to observe, Alistair is living in an aquarium because of his poor […]
New species of giant lizard discovered
I am always amazed at the biodiversity of life on Earth. Just when you think we have discovered all there is, a news story like this comes along. It is rare to find a new species of animal, especially one as large as this 2m long monitor lizard that has just been discovered in the […]