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!
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
So, here it is, finally, the LIGO blog. If you haven’t read my other blogs or ever read the news, then just for you LIGO stands for Laser Interferometry Gravity-wave Observatory, which I think is a little cheeky. I think that because when you think of an observatory, you think of a big telescope with … More The LIGO post
From the way the news is being reported, in the click-baiting headlines at least, you’d think that we’d all be switching to clean cheap nuclear energy in a matter of days. This is, of course, not the case.
So what has happened? … More Nuclear Con-fusion
With the eagerly anticipated next instalment of the Star Wars saga breaking all the records, I thought I would kick off this brand new science blog with something topical. As a physicist, a lot of my ‘civilian’ (non-scientist) friends ask me when I will invent something that changes the world. “Where’s my teleporter?” they cry. … More Where’s my Lightsabre?