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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



Latest Blog Posts



Long-eared owl in a box

on Jan 17, 2018 in: Science

I took a photo of an owlbox from about 60 metres away standing on the dirt track on the dry side of the higher embankment of the Hundred Foot Drain about a kilometre from the bridge into Earith. I was not imagining that I’d be able to see anyth...

When there’s something “sciencey” on BBC Radio4 Today program, the interviewers never seems to ask any of the obvious “sciencey” questions about the subject. Today was no exception… A Professor from Liverpool was s...

The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is the only native raptor (bird of prey) you will see hovering in the British Isles. Other raptors like the buzzard (Buteo buteo) will give the appearance of hovering, but they’re usually hanging on the wi...

Orion Nebula

on Jan 8, 2018 in: Science

The constellation of Orion is best visible in the Northern hemisphere during crisp and clear winter nights. It’s very prominent with its four “corner” stars (top two Orion, the hunter’s shoulders, buttom two the hem of his ski...

Do you use any Western Digital (WD) “MyCloud” (network attached storage, NAS) type hard drives? Well, here’s a warning, apparently anyone can log into these devices because of a security issue that’s seemingly hardwired into t...

You probably heard that there’s a new computer security threat out there. Well, actually there are two and between them they affect pretty much every computer chip you might have whether in your PC, tablet, smart phone or other devices. The fir...

Restringing a Fender Telecaster requires a twist…well, not a twist, a kink. First, you must cut the string to the required length and then bend a 90 degree angle into the very end. You then push the kinked end into the hole and start winding it...