This photo shows some of the devastation caused by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand’s South Island on September 4th. More
I visited the Festival of Science and Arts at London’s Southbank last Friday. Part of the event is the Royal Society’s annual summer science exhibition, which gives visitors the opportunity to meet some of the scientists who are leading the country in cutting-edge research. It is well worth a visit, and you have until this Sunday to take a look yourself. More
For those of you who are football fans, many of the results from the group stages of the World Cup such as past winners Italy and France exiting from the competition at this early stage will have come as a surprise. Other countries (including England) have not lived up to the promise of the qualifying matches. For those of you who couldn’t care less – maybe you could be persuaded to ponder if the reason is scientific. More
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 nylon tent. More
Not the two things with the most obvious of connections I agree, but bear with me.
Spare a thought if you will for all of those body parts that are going to get bashed, smashed and generally knocked around for the next few weeks. I am of course, referring to the hands, shins and other, more delicate parts of the world’s top footballers as they endure the many matches during the World Cup that starts this Friday. More