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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



The Element in the Room

on Nov 14, 2017 in: Science

Festival of the Spoken Nerd’s Helen Arney and Steve Mould have a puntastic pop science book out now. All the science-y stuff staring you in the face. From their website: The Element In The Room takes you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled an...

What is quizbait?

on Nov 10, 2017 in: Science

Some time ago, I coined the term “quizbait” as a portmanteau of quiz and bait, along the links of clickbait and linkbait, the kind of trivial end point you reach when you get suckered into following a URL to something trivial, untrustwort...

It’s almost 28 years to the day that Mrs Sciencebase and myself (although we weren’t Mr&Mrs at the time and Sciencebase didn’t exist) backpacked our way around Australia. Greyhounding from Melbourne to Adelaide, North through Co...

Heard a news snippet on R4 this morning reporting on how Brits using bird feeders has apparently led to great tits (Parus major) evolving longer beaks. I read an article or two (National Geographic and The Guardian) to check out how the science was b...

Grace Darling

on Oct 19, 2017 in: Science

On the 7th of September 1838, having set out from Hull on a journey to Dundee, the paddle steamer the SS Forfarshire with 61 aboard ran aground, with engine and other problems, in stormy weather on one of the Outer Farne Islands, Big Harcar (known l...

Popular on the internet

on Oct 18, 2017 in: Science

I used to be popular on the internet, 20000 visitors every day to this website, but then web 2.0 happened and social media and hundreds of other science blogs and splogs…sciencebase diluted. But, there might be salvation…according to a re...

You can get a FREE 10-bird PDF ebook sampler of my forthcoming book: Chasing Wild Geese: Spotting your first 100 birds by sending an email to birds@sciencebase.com or entering your email in the box above, the page will then redirect to the PDF for yo...