Xin Nian Kuai Le!
(or Happy New Year!) The story Thursday (3rd February) will be the start of the Chinese New Year. On this night will be a full moon (good night for moon-watching) and the celebrations will end 15 days later when the lunar cycle is halfway through and there will be a new moon (not such a […]
What’s in a (binomial) name?
The story The Sunda cloud leopard (Neofelis diardi) which lives in the forests of Indonesian islands was only named as a new species (distinct from the Neofelis nebulosa clouded leopard that lives on the Asian mainland) in 2007. Now it has been confirmed that it exists as two sub species – one living on the […]
Building with BioBricks
The story BioBricks are DNA sequences which have defined functions and can easily be transferred into the genome of living cells such as E.Coli in order to produce genetically modified organisms.
Science at the movies
The story A story making its way around the web at the moment is that NASA has compiled a list of the best and worst science movies ever made.
Down in the South of the UK where Snapshot Science hails from, the snow has long since melted and is it now practically tropical compared to the chilly North. Assuming you are not sick to death of the very mention of the s-word, here are some snowy ideas for fun science lessons for the end […]
The story Monsters, the alien movie that was made on a shoe-string budget (reportedly around $200 000) is released in UK cinemas tomorrow. It may lack the eye-popping special effects of its predecessors but what it lacks in this department it may make up for in a realistic plot. Is this movie more science-fact than […]
The plight of the Amur tiger: Teaching food chains and energy losses
The story Last week saw the International Tiger Conservation Forum being held in St Petersburg, Russia where high-profile representatives from 13 countries met to pledge to help save this engendered species from extinction.
A micro pig is not just for Christmas
The story Micro-pigs are the latest celebrity pet craze after Paris Hilton has been with a tiny pig in her handbag and Posh spice has reportedly bought two for David Beckham.
Kinect the dots – applying knowledge of EM waves
The story The latest must-have gaming gadget was released in the UK last week. Microsoft’s Kinect for the Xbox allows gamers to interact with a games console in a completely new way.
The story The award for ‘most observant scientist during his lunch break’ this week must go to Ngo Van Tri of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology who noticed something odd about the tank of lizards at his local restaurant.