Category Archives: Science

The Wanderers

A rather impressive short film, with the always impressive words of Carl Sagan. I won’t live to see these scenes in reality, but hopefully some of our species will.

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Particle Fever

I watched Particle Fever last night. It’s a documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs Boson. It’s staggeringly good. Equally staggering is the scale of the physics experiment that the LHC embodies. It’s probably the … Continue reading

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Step Away, Professor Dawkins, Step Away…

One of the reasons why I refuse to use Twitter is because it is impossible to have nuanced conversation and argument in a straitjacket of 140 characters. However, as the saying goes, fools rush in, where angels fear to tread… … Continue reading

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Noctilucent Clouds

When I took the dogs out last night at 11pm, I noticed that there were noctilucent clouds showing up above the Northern horizon. I dashed back and grabbed the camera for a couple of shots before they faded from view: … Continue reading

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Indistinguishable From Magic

Arthur C. Clarke once wrote: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. That’s the thought behind this video: Box. (hat tip: Richard Wiseman)

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Gee’s Swizz

There was a time, round about 2008, when I was a regular reader of Henry Gee’s blog. He’s a senior editor of Nature, and I found his blog writing amusing enough. After a while though, I found I became somewhat … Continue reading

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Music In The Cathedral

The ISS is one of science’s cathedrals. Scientists can also be musicians. Space Oddity has always been one of my favourite songs. Commander Chris Hadfield brings it all together. The special effects were all provided by nature. Wonderful.

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