The Orkney International Science Festival (OISF) online magazine is now in a brand-new format, giving much more space to its great range of stories and images.
Top Ten New Insights on the Climate
“Science is clear, exceeding 1.5°C of global warming poses major challenges for humans and societies around the world, and raises the risks of crossing critical tipping points that regulate the state of the climate system.” Professor Johan Rockström
Saturn and its Moons, Part 2
Duncan Lunan continues his fascinating series with part two on the Moons of Saturn
The Power of the Tides
Tidal stream power has the potential to deliver 11% of the UK’s current annual electricity and play a significant role in the government’s drive for net-zero, according to new research.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar #COP26
This is believed to be the most extensive study ever undertaken into how insect outbreaks impact freshwater carbon and nitrogen dynamics.
The Sky Above You – November 2021
“There’s an opportunity this month to find Ceres, the largest of the asteroids, as it passes through the V-shaped Hyades cluster in Taurus.”
Saturn and its moons – Part 1
” The curious thing about Iapetus is that one side of it is more than ten times brighter than the other.”
Farcical Carbon Accounting Systems #COP26
“Some of the carbon accounting systems and evaluation processes in the UK are farcical and inadequate, lagging well behind net zero thinking and creating a structural barrier to implementing effective solutions.” – Prof Ian Thomson
A Bronze Age catastrophe: the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?
“Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.”
Earth from Space #OnThisDay
On 24th of October 1946 the first photo from Space was taken.