- Live Video Last Space Shuttle Launch
- What Happened To The UK Drought?
- Air Pollution Makes Asthma Worse
- New World Speed Record – Markus Stöckl
- Will Dyeing Grey Hair Become History?
- Did Prehistoric People Live On Boreray?
- Blood Red Moon Wed 15th June 2011
- Kids Addicted To Technology?
- Sun Explodes Into Action
- Fijit Tops Christmas Toy List 2011
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Category Archives: News
It’s the last launch of the space shuttle fleet. Watch NASA’s live video stream here… Live Video for Mobile from Ustream
A few weeks ago we were being warned of drought conditions and that farmers were sufferering (wheat yields could be down 14%). The ever-vigilant Environment Agency (an Executive Non-departmental Public Body!) issued an official drought notice for East Anglia with other areas … Continue reading
A scientific study by a team of French scientists, reported in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, part of the British Medical Journal group of scientific journals, has looked at the effect of air pollution (measured as ozone (O3), nitrous … Continue reading
According to Red Bull, the Austrian cyclist Markus Stockl set a new speed record for a “serial production mountain bike on gravel” when he descended the Cerro Negro active volcano in Nicaragua at 164.95 kph (102 mph), which eclipsed the speed set … Continue reading
Scientists are closing in on what causes grey hair, raising hopes that “going grey” and having to dye your hair as you age may become a thing of the past. Always a sure sign of aging, in both men and … Continue reading
A recent discovery by an archeological expedition to Boreray, St Kilda, Scotland, found that the remote island once had a population of farmers which may date back to the Iron Age. Boreray is part of the St Kilda archipelago, 40 … Continue reading
If you’re looking up at the Moon on Wednesday, 15th June 2011, be prepared for a shock. For about 100 minutes, there will be a lunar eclipse and the Moon will go blood red. Moon watchers in the UK will … Continue reading
After one of the longest and deepest solar minimums in years… As of March 31st 2009, there were no sunspots on 78 of the year’s 90 days (87%). It adds up to one inescapable conclusion: “We’re experiencing a very deep … Continue reading
Yes, it’s only June, but we’ve seen a sneak peek of the Christmas Toys that are tipped to be hot favourites for 2011 and we wanted to see if there were any scientific toys in there among the usual cheap … Continue reading
So, boffins at CERN have managed to capture antimatter and store it for 5,000 times longer than before… but is that period of time 16 minutes or 16 seconds? Please study the picture above, taken from the front page of … Continue reading
The discovery of a chromosomal mutation which, when incorrectly expressed, gives rise to hair growth all over the body (hypertrichosis, or congenital hypertrichosis syndrome [CGH]), has resulted in speculation that changing how the gene works in the scalps of men with male-pattern-baldness … Continue reading
Apparently, in 5 BILLION years from now, our galaxy (the Milky Way) will collide with another galaxy (the Mars Bar Andromeda) which will result in all kinds of fun events such as new star formation. If that’s not enough to … Continue reading
A young Australian undergraduate has been named lead author of a breakthrough scientific paper (“An estimate of the electron density in filaments of galaxies at z~0.1“ abstract, full paper), due to the work she performed in uncovering the missing mass of the … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the top ten new species of 2011, and was pretty impressed by the disgusting 2-inch leech found up a girl’s nose in Peru. What I didn’t pay as much attention to was the discovery of … Continue reading