Forever Chemicals, or PFAS are a group of over 4,700 industrial chemicals, widely, and often unnecessarily, used in a variety of everyday products.
Environmental change and early-human innovation
The Olorgesailie Basin in Southern Kenya is possibly the world’s richest source for evidence of ancient stone-tool manufacture.
“Announcing a new era in integrated electronics” #OnThis Day
On 15th of November 1971 the Intel Corporation put on general sale the Intel 4004 microprocessor.
Celebrating & Inspiring Women in Science
On Friday 6 November 2020, 11 life scientists and science communicators, and 11 mathematicians and computer scientists, from across the world, were recognised for their scientific achievements and the work they do to promote STEM for the next generation.
A Personal Tribute To Dr. Euan MacKie And His Work
“I valued Euan, not only for his knowledge, but for his acceptance of other ways of seeing that knowledge.”
Developing Alternatives: ‘Green’ Food Containers
“Making food containers is challenging. It needs more than being biodegradable.”
Homage to Henrietta
“In 1953 HeLa cells were the first human cells to be successfully cloned.”
Nettle Do Nicely
“Nettles are often regarded as a nuisance, but they are a natural and abundant superfood. They are packed full of nutrients and vitamins and I really wanted to find a way to maximise the benefits they offer.
Balanced Boulders and Seismic Hazard
“During the Han dynasty in 132 CE, polymath Zhang Heng invented an ‘instrument for measuring the seasonal winds and the movements of the Earth’ (Houfeng Didong Yi, for short): the first seismometer. “
Revealing the Inks of the Ancient Egyptians
In ancient Egypt, Egyptians used black ink for writing the main body of text, while red ink was often used to highlight headings, instructions or keywords.