Earth Science, holiday geology

Holiday Geology: Dartmoor

For my practice DofE expedition last April, we headed down to Dartmoor… and it's safe to say that coming from the relatively flat central south England, the hills were a shock! But why is Dartmoor so hilly, compared to the rest of the South? The dichotomy is often depicted on maps by the imaginary Tees-Exe… Continue reading Holiday Geology: Dartmoor

Astrobiology, Earth Science, Physics, Science at the South Pole, Space

Space on Earth

When we celebrated World Space Week (4-10th October), much of the focus was on, well, space! And when you think about fields like astrobiology, you probably think of exoplanets, exploring the solar system or maybe aliens in sci-fi movies. But a lot of space research, especially that of astrobiology or planetary science, is actually conducted… Continue reading Space on Earth

Earth Science, Science at the South Pole

Science at the South Pole: Fire and Ice

“Antarctica is a huge continent, nearly double the size of Australia, and more or less untouched by humanity (at least until we started polluting the globe with plastic and greenhouse gases). It’s almost entirely covered by ice sheets averaging over a mile thick (but can be triple that in East Antarctica), which meet the sea… Continue reading Science at the South Pole: Fire and Ice