Juno arrives!

Five years ago, NASA launched a tiny space ship, no bigger than a basketball court, into the depths of space, to travel to a planet 11 times larger than our own. Tomorrow morning, by 05:00 am BST, we will know if it has successfully arrived. JUNO is going to be exploring Jupiter inside and out. … More Juno arrives!

The Fantastic Light!

Light is the best! I love light! And I’d better, because when I’m not writing Science Burrito, light is my job. I’ve talked about light a fair bit already of course. You know by now that it is light that stops you falling through the floor, and cuts your cheese and that light is one … More The Fantastic Light!

Chemical Interactions: Through a lens darkly

“The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss. A recent RSC survey on public attitudes to chemistry reveals many fascinating and unexpected answers, but are the questions being asked really the best to help bridge the gap between science and the public? One obvious … More Chemical Interactions: Through a lens darkly

The Acid Test

Late again! Looks like I was wrong when I said things would be back to normal. But now they will be. But, to make up for being late, I thought I’d post something very special. So it’s new section time! In the coming months, I hope to occasionally add to this section a whole host … More The Acid Test