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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...

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Monica Iams & Susan Taylor discuss the life and works of science's "leading lady"

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With great power comes great duty: V.L. Welch asks how contemporary science measures up to the challenge.

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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...

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Xavier Lopez & Galit Cohen take a quick peek at the tabloid obsession with aliens and UFOs, picking out some recent gems.

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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.

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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.

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Sean W. Smith profiles the genius and enduring legacy of Louis Pasteur.

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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.

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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.

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Lisa Wright argues that binoculars make a great, practical and comparatively cheap alternative to a telescope for stargazing. Meanwhile, Lizzy Henry takes a look at some of the leading binoculars for astronomy.

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Marc Salazaar leafs through some of the best science writing available free online. (Selections for May, June, July, August & September).

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Potted Science:

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The Bay Tree

Former scientist M.N. Jones delves into the secret botany and health benefits of some of our most familiar herbs.

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