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Wednesday – The sharp end of the year

April 24, 2013

With the exams approaching, you can expect to see more revision themed posts from me. And I was intending to start that trend about now; however, a couple of really interesting stories in the news caught my eye and I was distracted:

Via the BBC – Wildlife experts are due to discuss the reintroduction of bears (once a native species) into the Scottish Highlands. Click the pic for a full story.

From New Scientist – A miracle material that looks like a liquid yet shatters like glass and happens to be called Oobleck! Once again a quick click takes you to the full story.

And finally, bringing things back to revision, feel free to tweet me (@MFEbden) with any questions about your exam prep.


Tuesday – All’s well so far…

March 12, 2013

The events with Felicity last week were a fantastic success! Lots of inspirational thoughts and ideas…

There’s lots more going on this week, including a debate on wind power and a Primary school Science Challenge. All kindly supported by EDF and London Array.

And topically, London Array have now officially become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Massive congratulations to them!

Tuesday – I’ve been a bit busy…

February 5, 2013

Very sorry, as usual, for not posting too frequently. Lots going on and v little time to blog so to speak…

We went to London and saw this man:

Professor Lord Robert Winston

And we also went to the University of Greenwich to use their extremely expensive chemistry equipment – massive thanks to them!

A really amazing campus, great people and impressive labs

Friday – The best thing I’ve seen in ages!!

December 14, 2012

Another good website for you and this one’s awesome!


…is a site where users can log on and help researchers identify animals caught on camera traps over a massive area in Tanzania. You’ll be looking at pictures like this:

Or maybe this:

And telling the researchers what animals you think you’ve seen. It’s a bit like being on safari from the comfort of your sofa. I’ve spent a few hours already but I’m not too worried seeing as I know it’s productive! Get involved!

Wednesday – A flurry of activity!

November 14, 2012

I’d be the first to admit that I don’t post as often as I wold like to but when I do get round to posting… I like to think it’s worth waiting for!

The Amazing World Clock from Poodwaddle – displays some fascinating data in a really eye-opening way

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Learning Site – Is packed full of useful resources for Chemistry students of all ages

Also – on the topic of the RSC: There’s a public lecture on the chemistry of drug discovery at the Duke of York’s School in Dover tonight. I’ll see you there!


Friday – Global James Bond Day!!

October 5, 2012
Timothy Dalton as James Bond

“The name’s Bond, Ionic Bond – Taken not shared!”

Saturday – A Lizard

September 29, 2012

By Lee Daubney from National Geographic

Loads more great pictures on their site!

Thursday – Amazing Images…

September 20, 2012

…From the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest:

Monday – A Summer Challenge

July 2, 2012

Fancy winning yourself £1000 over the summer holidays? You could do just that in this ice cool challenge from the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Ice to see you!

You only have to solve a puzzle that’s been bothering some brilliant scientists for thousands of years – Why does hot water freeze faster than cold water? A problem known as the Mpemba effect.

Monday – Sad news…

June 25, 2012

It was bound to happen sooner or later but Lonesome George, the last remaining Pinta giant tortoise on the Galapagos islands, has died.

The last of his particular sub-species, George had spent at least 40 years without any pals of his own kind. And he died young, only reaching 100 years when other similar individuals can top 200! Very sad.