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RI Lates – Surviving In Space

The post “Meet The Tardigrades” was in lieu of an activity that I planned for the ‘Royal Institution of Great Britain Lates’ event “Surviving in Space.” And who better to represent ultimate survival than the amazing tardigrades? It was a great evening, we talked to about

Meet The Tardigrades

There’s a creature on earth that can survive the most extreme conditions on (and thanks to humans off) the planet! It’s called a tardigrade, but people also call it a “waterbear” or “moss piglet.” Tardigrades are aquatic eight-legged animals no longer than one millimeter in length

Boiling water with ice

Thermodynamics is a funny area of physics, where different physical quantities are profoundly connected. In this video we look at how reducing the pressure allows you to reduce the boiling point of water.  

The Exploration Of Space – An annotated version.

One of my favourite pieces of science communication written by any scientist is Hubble’s “The Exploration of Space”. It was written in 1929 and published in Harper’s Magazine (158: 732) for the general public. I find it absolutely fascinating, but I’ve come to realise that the people who