Astronomical phenomena can have some funny names, like the star named ‘Sualocin’ (‘Nicolaus’ spelt backwards), or the nebula called ‘Dark Doodad’.
The View from Space – Earth’s Countries and Coastlines.
The World Map we’re so used to seeing is really not accurate when considering space and distance, this is what the world really looks like.
Over the past 10 years, R&D gross funding value has stayed the same, despite an increase in the cost of doing research, coupled with the increase in the population of scientists.
The world map as we’re used to seeing it was made for navigation, not for a true comparison of country size. Have a play with this clever tool
Spectacular art on a nano scale (requires access to specialist chemicals, compounds and tools, but hey, why not?).
Take 20 seconds to walk with a starfish. This striking video of a starfish walking along on the surface of an aquarium wall demonstrates how the animal moves using hundreds of tube feet.
A book review exploring the ‘make do and mend’ approach to science experiments – using objects to multiple ends, repurposing materials and being inventive with what’s on hand.
Humans will use what you give them the way they want to use it, even if that’s not how you intended. This interesting short talk has lessons for scientists…
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