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Location:Cambridge

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



My latest news article in Chemistry World is about a light switch, not a lightswitch, that can control chemical reactivity. The PR team at the research centre involved have put together a nice video showing the experiments involved, watch for the las...

We need some new computer code that interprets user input and assigns an appropriate tag to terse messages. For instance, if one’s offspring respond to the suggestion that they assist with household chores and the respon is “Yay!”,...

When photographing snow you have to pretty much ignore what your camera thinks the scene looks like otherwise you will get an underexposed, grey shot. Conversely, if it’s sunny there will likely be a blue cast over the photo and the snow whites...

In mid-October I spotted a bird I didn’t recognise scooting along Cottenham Lode. It looked mostly black/very dark-brown but with a white rump and a square tail. It was a quick flyer shooting along the fen drain close to the water’s surfa...

A few snaps of All Saints’ Church, Cottenham, with the stellar backdrop of the Milky Way. In the third picture down, you can see the light trail of a satellite I spotted as I was framing up. Milky Way is perhaps most obvious in the last photo.

The RSPB/BTO/WWT state of the UK’s birds report is out now. Here’s the exec summary cribbed from the RSPB’s press release. Climate change is helping some species, hindering others. Bird abundance and distribution are changing, more...

My good friend Paul Sutherland alerted his Facebook cohort to the upcoming spectacle of the Geminid meteor shower. My immediate thought was what settings do I need to use with my camera having dabbled with astrophotography earlier this week. Thankful...