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Victoria Neblik goes wildlife-spotting in the Middle East and finds that, whilst The Dead Sea may be devoid of animal life, the surrounding wadis & desert plateau are anything but...
Monica Iams & Susan Taylor discuss the life and works of science's "leading lady"
With great power comes great duty: V.L. Welch asks how contemporary science measures up to the challenge.
The Problem with Being a Genius
Son in the gifted & talented programme? Daughter in the maths Olympics? That's great! ...or so people say. However, whilst most parents would love a genius child, for the brightest kids and adults on the planet, life is not all plain sailing. In recent years, psychologists have started to take a closer look at the unique challenges and life experiences of society's most gifted individuals. TheGreatestMinds investigates...
Xavier Lopez & Galit Cohen take a quick peek at the tabloid obsession with aliens and UFOs, picking out some recent gems.
M.N. Jones talks Plume moths, Convolvulus & inner-city insect hunting. Beautiful, arresting, varied- moths are just "butterflies without the PR" + all the more appealing because of it.
Former scientist M.N. Jones takes a look at the little known biology and the health benefits of some of our favourite common herbs & potted plants.
Sean W. Smith profiles the genius and enduring legacy of Louis Pasteur.
From the fantasies of Jules Verne to the visions of China Melville, Steampunk is a gloriously quirky flight-of-whimsy: Lizzy Henry asks what makes steampunk so special & examines its unmissable classics.
There are few privileges on Earth that match seeing something for the first time- be it a new continent, a long lost shipwreck or the details of a beetle previously unknown to science. Yet every day, somewhere in the world- in darkened basement or obscure out-of-town laboratory, somebody is hunched over an electron microscope doing just that. S. Mouchet & V.L. Welch discuss the haunting beauty and hidden intricacies of the natural world as few have ever seen it.
Marc Salazaar leafs through some of the best science writing available free online. (Selections for May, June, July, August & September).
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Part One of a New Series-
The Bay Tree
Former scientist M.N. Jones delves into the secret botany and health benefits of some of our most familiar herbs.