Science Burrito has been away again. It is terrible of me, I know. I promise, I will make it up to you all by posting plenty of fun stuff over the next two weeks. But before we get back to our regularly scheduled science-y fun, I wanted to draw everyone’s attention to a project that … More An Analogous Blog
The internet loves a countdown! And who am I to deny them that? The internet also loves superheroes, and I can oblige there too. I love science, and this is my blog, so I get to pick what goes in it. I also love the movies. Unfortunately, these two passions, like fat and water, aren’t … More Marvels of Science
Warning! There is very little science in this piece (although I managed to get some reference in there). It is purely an opinion piece, a subject very close to my heart that I wanted to get out there and it’s my blog so I can. So there. Society has, from time immemorial, and for good … More Identity Crisis
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 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
It’s World Book Day! And in celebration of this fact, I thought I would share with you all the books that inspired me to get interested in science and what is so great about them and why you should check them out. I wanted to focus on children’s books as that is what World Book … More The Science Burrito Library!
The UK has given a green light to gene editing in human embryos, and Science Burrito is unashamedly showing its support across social media. This editorial will soon be associated with a number of blog posts to explain exactly what all this means and how it works, but for now, I wanted to spend a … More The Genetic Advantage