Professor Richard Wiseman – 10 quirky science stunts

Professor Richard Wiseman started out as a professional magician, but since he now holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, he has obviously left all that behind him … or has he? Perhaps not, because he has just made the following YouTube video in which he shows … Read more Professor Richard Wiseman – 10 quirky science stunts

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani ‘at home’ pictures trigger confusion over her fate

Something dramatic has just happened, but there is considerable confusion as to what exactly is going on … the picture on the left is that that of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani with her son Sajjad at home. Why the confusion, well only a few days ago she was in Jail awaiting for her death sentence of … Read more Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani ‘at home’ pictures trigger confusion over her fate

Doing Science – Arsenic and Aliens

Now here is a truly fabulous example of how you “Do Science” … The Discover blogger known as Loom (who is better known to his friends as Carl Zimmer) has written about the NASA Arsenic based microbe paper. Now, instead of presenting you with his view, he did something far more scientific, he went out … Read more Doing Science – Arsenic and Aliens