Now the summer is coming into its own (in a very rainy way here in England) Science Burrito brings you the sequel of to the Holiday Blog. Last time I showed you the glory of rainbows and a pretty little bird. Where will we go this time? Sticking with the theme of light, because, hey, … More What I saw on my holiday – Part 2
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!
Science Burrito is exploring what it takes to make a person, if we wanted to use technology instead of biology. Last time, we started out the project by looking at bones, the foundation on which the rest of the body is built. We learned that bones is where the blood is produced. But once it’s … More How to Build a Person: 2 – Blood!
Science Burrito has returned after a well-earned holiday. And in the spirit of all good summer holidays, will now bore you with holiday photos. Also, in the spirit of returning to school (which I have now done but all you lucky boys and girls have you whole summer ahead) I shall also give a report … More What I saw on my holiday – part 1
So far, on Science Burrito, I have tried to give a fun and unique spin to the science I have shown you. This is good. It makes it more fun for you, the reader, and more fun for me, the writer. Today, I wanted to be a bit more straight-forward. My degree is in Astronomy, … More Starry, Starry Blog
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!
Before we start! Sorry about the broken GIFs. I shall upload fixed versions soon! If you came to this blog post hoping to see something for adults… then you’re in luck, because science is for everybody. If you came to this blog post hoping to see something only for adults, then you’re out of luck, … More How to build a person! – 1: Bone!
“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
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
It’s been a long time coming, and I apologise greatly for that. Life finds a way, as Ian Malcolm says. What he doesn’t say is that what life finds a way to do is scupper all your best laid plans. Nevertheless, Science Burrito now ends its short hiatus with The Martian Blog! The first EXOMARS … More Life on Mars: Not so small an affair