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Monday 28 March 2016
by Wulf
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The Acid Effect

I stumbled on a neat bit of kitchen science this morning, which you can see illustrated here: Both the murky grey puddle on the left and the cerise splash on the right are essentially the same liquid; a harvest of … Continue reading

Saturday 16 January 2016
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Not Under Pressure

Yesterday morning I noticed that water pressure in the taps seemed to be dropping and then it ceased flowing altogether. The next door neighbours (who are on the same supply line as we found out when we first tried to … Continue reading

Thursday 14 January 2016
by Wulf
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No Late Night Snacking?

I watched the latest episode of Trust Me, I’m a Doctor on iPlayer last night and was particularly interested in one of the theories they explored. The suggestion was that there would be health benefits from reducing the time span … Continue reading

Wednesday 3 September 2014
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Skimming through the latest issue of The Garden, the RHS magazine, I spotted a short news story suggesting that plants appear to respond to the sound of chewing caterpillars by producing chemicals that are unpleasant to the pests. In the … Continue reading

Tuesday 8 July 2014
by Wulf
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Dinosaurs and X-Ray Beams

The lunchtime seminar at work today wasn’t exactly about monsters and aliens but it was absolutely nonetheless. Dr Richard Abel (Lecturer in Palaeobiology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at Imperial College in London) visited and explained not just how he has used … Continue reading