Astrobiology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Space

Aliens on Venus?

All you need to known about the discovery of Phosphine in Venus' clouds! EDIT: The findings have since become into doubt after independent review of the data, but the science behind the potential discovery I discuss here is still interesting! I will do a blog post on some other linked discoveries soon, which I will… Continue reading Aliens on Venus?

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Chemistry, Physics

CLOUDS CLOUDS CLOUDS! Why are some flat on the bottom and fluffy on the top?

Clouds are cool. Like, they NEVER fail to amaze me (maybe I’ve just been in lockdown too long…). Sure, they are incredibly annoying when you *just* want to observe the moon/jupiter pairing but missed it due to the entire weekend being overcast, but seeing how they form layers, and how by looking at them you… Continue reading CLOUDS CLOUDS CLOUDS! Why are some flat on the bottom and fluffy on the top?

Chemistry, Physics, Space

The Structure of the Solar System

Thanks to seismology, Earth-observing satellites and geology, we have a pretty good idea of what the interior of the Earth looks like, although we are discovering new things year on year! I recently took part in an online course about Deep Earth Science, and another all about Moons, so I thought I would share some… Continue reading The Structure of the Solar System

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

What is a Human?

Part One: The Science Humans seem pretty important, I mean, for a start it’s the only *intelligent* life form we know of… actually, intelligent is the wrong word: you could consider many animals intelligent- some use tools, some have complex mating rules, some have complex societies, some can even do basic maths and “talk back”… Continue reading What is a Human?

Chemistry, Particle Physics, Physics, Space

What Makes Up The Universe? Part Two

Part 2: The Unknown When you think of what makes up the universe, you will probably think of atoms. Sure, they are the building blocks to most things we see around us, but as we discovered in a previous post, atoms aren’t the end of the story. It turns out that all the things that… Continue reading What Makes Up The Universe? Part Two

Chemistry, Particle Physics, Physics, Space

What Makes Up The Universe? Part One

Part One: The Known When you think of what makes up the universe, you will probably think of atoms. Sure, they are the building blocks to most things we see around us, but as we discovered in a previous post, atoms aren’t the end of the story. The atoms are made up of smaller particles… Continue reading What Makes Up The Universe? Part One

Chemistry, Particle Physics, Physics

Never Trust An Atom, They Make Up Everything… Right?

Atoms are all around us, they make up everything that you can see around you. They can be thought of as the building blocks of the world, the things that you can touch: There is silicon in the glass in the vase next to me, and a vital part of all our electronics; iron in… Continue reading Never Trust An Atom, They Make Up Everything… Right?