Why Conduct Experiments in Space?

The Soyuz MS-02 rocket launch on Wednesday 19th October in Kazakhstan. A very similar rocket took Tim Peake and Time Ronke up to the ISS in 2015 (Source: NASA/Joel Kowsky) It’s been a big week for space – with a mars rover crash landing, a successful launch of three new astronauts to join the team […]

Aurora: Delights and Delusions

This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Richard Millar explains why the Aurora Borealis isn’t just a light-show. Throughout human history the Aurora Borealis has been an ever-mystical backdrop and inspiration to the life beneath. Whether you see the aurora as lights carried by Norse Valkyries as they ride across […]