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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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It is quite timely that monitor manufacturer BenQ have just sent me their latest bit of kit to review. It is a 27-inch (68 cm) “eye-care” monitor. The device boasts that it addresses many of the problems facing home workers such as long p...

Floating pennywort

on Aug 29, 2017 in: Science

Floating pennywort is a highly invasive, non-native species that is choking up the river Cam once again. It doesn’t particularly need excess nitrates or heat to grow like this, just plenty of sunlight and relatvely still waters. In 2012, the El...

Fox on the run

on Aug 27, 2017 in: Science

Headed out before sunset today to see if we could spot the barn owl hunting again…no luck. Lots of linnets, wood pigeons, long-tailed tits and not much else. However, the sun had gone down and we were almost back to the main road when we spotte...

In some parts of the UK, the migrants have already departed, but there are plenty of swifts, housemartins, sandmartins, and barn swallows here in East Anglia, from the North Norfolk coast, to deepest Norfolk and west again to Cambridge (well those ar...

NWT Barton Broad

on Aug 25, 2017 in: Science

Heading home from a camping trip in North Norfolk, we had vague plans to visit an RSPB reserve in the area but sidled up to the second largest of the broads, Barton Broad in Barton Turf. The broad was apparently only accessible by boat until 2003 (wh...

How do migratory birds like the Eurasian reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) know which way to go when heading south for the winter? Indeed, how do they find their way back from sub-Saharan Africa in spring to breed among the reeds in the wetlands...

Chasing Wild Geese

on Aug 20, 2017 in: Science

Scopelessly in love with birds I’ve always had a soft spot for our feathered friends. After all, they’re the great British wildlife that seems the most abundant and most accessible. There are more birds and more bird species than there ar...