Dealing with Soggy Summers

Despite it being July, and officially British summer time, it still feels like October. This is the wettest summer in living memory and it has started to feel as if the rain will never stop. However, whilst most of us are bemoaning the loss of our suntans and the barbeque season, scientists at Lancaster University […]

Don’t Blame it on the Gulf Stream

Although this Christmas was unusually mild the severe cold and snow of the past two winters still sticks in my memory, my long-johns ready for imminent use. I remember friends having train journeys that had 4-hour delays and roads being brought to a standstill whilst we made structurally poor igloos and trans-gender punk snowpeople. These […]

Captain Scott’s 100-Year Legacy

Despite none of them making it home, the scientific legacy of Captain Scott and his team remains strong 100 years on. Here are just a few of the discoveries that can be traced back to Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition. 2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott’s doomed quest to be the first to […]

What’s The Story, Morning Glory?

The weather’s a staple topic of conversation, but most of the time, we’re not using words like ‘immense’ or ‘breathtaking’. However, in some remote and exotic places, there’s weather phenomena worthy of much more than just filling space between tube stations or smoothing over the awkward moments when you run into an aquaintance whose name […]

From the editor – Winter 2009

by Adrian Giordani Happy New Year and welcome to the first I, Science of the new decade. We have worked tirelessly to bring you the latest news from science topics, both domestic and international. Discover what methane may mean for microorganisms on Mars and the consequences of the Copenhagen Climate Conference for subsistence farmers in […]