Starting tonight, Monday May 23rd, 7.30pm, is a series of 6 talks hosted on the Orkney International Science Festival YouTube channel which will look at how rural and island areas can stem the tide of centralisation.
Alan C. Evans, 1941 – 2021
“Alan had an extraordinary intuitive grasp of spatial relationships, and could just look at a plan of an ancient site, or the relative placing of two or more on the globe, and tell what the significance was.”
Revealing Anne Bronte’s Love of Geology
“Her interest in geology is mentioned in her literary works – indeed in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall she references the science and a book by Sir Humphry Davy directly.” Sally Jaspars, University of Aberdeen
Winter Feasting at Durrington Walls: It’s All In Neolithic Poo
“The type of parasites we find are compatible with previous evidence for winter feasting on animals during the building of Stonehenge.” Dr Piers Mitchell, Cambridge’s Department of Archaeology.
Conditions that may have underpinned the ‘Cambrian Explosion’
Artistic impression of the Chengjian Biota
FastBlade: World’s First Rapid Testing Facility For Tidal Turbine Blades
Based in Rosyth, Fife, the £4.6 million facility, FastBlade, was officially opened on Friday, 13 May 2022.
Operation Grapple #OnThisDay
On 15th of May 1957 Great Britain tested its first hydrogen bomb near Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean
Ed Buckley (1940-2021)
Ed Buckley with Scorpius mural, ASTRA rooms, Hamilton. 1971, photo by David Adams
“The volcano created one of the largest disturbances in space we’ve seen in the modern era”
When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, 2022, it sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world. Now, scientists are finding the volcano’s effects also […]
Strong Solar Flare Erupts From Our Sun
This flare is classified as an X-class flare. X-class denotes the most intense flares, while the number provides more information about its strength.