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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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Elemental Discoveries

on Nov 30, 2016 in: Science

Back in 1995, my blog (before they called them blogs) was a chemistry news site called Elemental Discoveries, which had started life in the newly launched young chemists’ magazine from the RSC, which I renamed “New Elements” (It use...

Stonehenge and its dog

on Nov 22, 2016 in: Science

New evidence from Stonehenge suggests that travellers made the journey from what is now the Vale of York (250 miles away) with their “pet” dog thousands of years before the stone monument was even built. You can read my comment on this sc...

Future History

on Nov 18, 2016 in: Science

Time travellers with nothing better to do just sent me a GCSE history exam paper from the summer of 2066…makes for interesting and yet worrying reading… GCSE History Paper 2 23rd June 2066 World War III (20 January 2017-21 January 2017) A...


on Nov 17, 2016 in: Music

Songs of the Sea by Dave BradleyIn case you didn’t know, I’m a science journalist by day, a photographer on my days off, and a musician by night. Always been in love with music, since my first rattle and toy guitar as a tot, been fretti...

Beam me up for Christmas

on Nov 14, 2016 in: Science

Calling Trekkies and ubernerds everywhere…fancy an exact replica of the original Star Trek communicator just 50 years after the show launched and hopefully in time for Christmas. The Wand Company who first brought you a universal remote contro...

Fifty states of grey

on Nov 9, 2016 in: Science

I was thinking of writing an essay about how much I’d travelled in my youth. Not to brag, you understand, but just to say how I’d always felt I was a citizen of the world hopping from place to place. I worked in the US, travelled coast to...

Language changes as time marches on, usage becomes abusage and vice versa with phrases like “the number of people” morphing into the grammatically incorrect “the amount of people”, as if someone pureed the crowd and weighed it...