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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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Pipes and poppies

on Nov 12, 2018

Cambridgeshire Caledonian Pipe Band lead the 2018 Centenary Remembrance Parade along Cottenham High Street, 11th November 2018. With the Cottenham and Rampton branch of the Royal British Legion, veterans local scouting groups, members of the public,...

Remembrance Day 2018

on Nov 11, 2018

An estimated 800+ turned out for the Centenary Remembrance Day parade in Cottenham, 11th November 2018. Very moving ceremony and an afternoon evening to be filled with exhibitions, tree dedication, music, the Roll of Honour, The Last Post, WWI Beacon...


on Nov 10, 2018


Flickr off!

on Nov 7, 2018

Despite what they said when they bought out flickr, looks like the new owners are going to limit what you can do with a free account. Bottom line is you only get to keep and show your 1000 most recent photos on the service. I have well over 7000 snap...

Retro Gaming Day

on Nov 4, 2018

My good friend Andrew Fell (trustee at Cottenham Community Centre, CCC, and volunteer at the UK Computer Museum in Cambridge) organised and ran independently of the museum a very successful retro gaming day at CCC. It was a delight for gamers young a...

We were out for a dog walk at RSPB Ouse Fen (VC29) on a bright, sunny day. There various birds around, including Marsh Harriers, Kestrels, Reed Buntings, Bearded Reedlings, a Green Sandpiper, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, and the first winter thrushes weR...

The Goldcrest (Regulus¬†regulus) is the UK’s joint smallest bird (alongside the Firecrest, R.¬†ignicapillus. They’re both usually about 90 millimetres long and weighing approximately 9 grams.   Both species favour pine trees, but you...