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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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Great Tit vs Greenfinch

on Jul 3, 2018 in: Science

I bought a sack of black sunflower hearts to restock the garden bird feeders instead of that wasteful mixed seed most of which the small birds discard and the Woodpigeons and our labrador hoover up. It seems the Great Tit (Parus major) and the Blue T...

A few snaps from a recent, short, but sweet, and hot, camping trip to North Norfolk. Several Turtle Doves, one Cuckoo, lots of Whitethroat, Linnets, Swallows, Swifts, House Martins, several Sedge Warblers, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Common Tern, Dunlin, Kno...

Dashed to the coast late on Saturday afternoon armed with a bag of Jelly Babies and a hefty stash of tent pegs. Evening dog walk was accompanied by the turring of Turtle Doves on and off the campsite, off-shore wind turbines, a fish supper and watchi...

It’s like SpringWatch in our garden sometimes…seen in the last year or so: Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Redpoll, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Starling, R...

UPDATE: Lee Evans (not that one) told me via the UK Bird ID Facebook group that it is likely this is the same GRW that has been sighted a few times over the last few years. According to CamBirds blog there was one at Paxton Pits in 2016, one at Elder...

I ended up wending my way to the Reedbed Trail at RSPB Ouse Fen again (Over side, as opposed to Needingworth). There were several birders there, monitoring Bittern behaviour and while I was speaking to fellow Geordie ex-pat Dave we saw four taking fl...

What is diamorphine?

on Jun 20, 2018 in: Science

Diamorphine is another name for heroin. (5a,6a)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methylmorphinan-3,6-diol diacetate. Other synonyms diacetylmorphine, morphine diacetate, street names: H, smack, junk, horse, and brown. Diamorphine is made by the chemical ac...