Millions of Times Greener Than Green?

There is a strong conjecture that climate change and world population numbers are linked. Population growth is driven by poverty and personal incomes are linked to energy poverty. Abundant quantities of clean affordable energy accessible by all nations, particularly those still developing, would bring about a transformation in society at the global scale. Could such an energy […]

Unseen Heroes of Science

Gideon Mantell (1790–1852) Mantell was a full-time medical doctor, but made some incredible contributions to palaeontology in his spare time. He was the first to correctly identify dinosaur fossils as giant reptiles and to describe Iguanodon, but was constantly fielding criticism from his rival, the founder of the Natural History Museum, Richard Owen. Eminent French […]

Lightning Power

The sky went dark.  The clouds over our jumpers-for-goalposts pitch turned a turbulent brown; the light took on a cinematic quality.  There was a flash, a pause and then a long, deep rumble. Rain came in great bands of grass-flattening deluge, a second lightning bolt crashed directly overhead, but it was the hail that had […]