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A science blog covering everything from astronomy to zoology with a special emphasis on chemical sciences, environment, materials, nano, pharma, and physics



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You can get a FREE 10-bird PDF ebook sampler of my forthcoming book: Chasing Wild Geese: Spotting your first 100 birds by sending an email to birds@sciencebase.com or entering your email in the box above, the page will then redirect to the PDF for yo...

Odd weather we’re having right now. It’s 23 Celsius outside, albeit with a stiff wind-chill. The wind is apparently down to the ex-hurricane we know as Ophelia. The heat…definitely not what you’d expect for mid-October, more l...

Three herons

on Oct 11, 2017 in: Science

You wait around all summer, waiting for a grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and then as the leaves start falling three come along all at once, cavorting and basking in the autumnal sunshine. They took flight when they saw me and the dog, but landed on the o...

The Environment Agency is busy clearing reeds from the Cottenham Lode to allow the drain to do its job properly in the winter. The reed warblers, reed buntings, whitethroats, corn buntings, meadow pipits, linnets, yellowhammers, and others that spent...

Clean your computer

on Oct 6, 2017 in: Science

There are lots of programs out there that purport to clean up your computer, removing temporary files, logs, installation residues and the like. Among the best was one that goes by the name of CCleaner. It’s been a useful tool over the years an...

The universe’s first-ever 360-degree video filmed in open space on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS). The video shows Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fyodor Yurchikhin launching satellites and generally spacewalk...

Mossy rose galls

on Oct 3, 2017 in: Science

I talked about oak apples at the end of the May, on Oak Apple Day by no coincidence, as it happens. But there are other kinds of galls. Here’s a mossy rose gall growing on a dog rose (Rosa canina) on the edge of local woodland. As with oak appl...