Astonishing documentary: Secret Life – the Hidden Life of the Cell

If there’s one thing you watch today (well, other than wall-to-wall coverage of The Hobbit* and perhaps some videos of sorting algorithms explained through folk dance), it needs to be this. Secret Universe – The Hidden Life Of the Cell from pbbes on Vimeo. In this astonishing hour-long BBC documentary released just a month ago, […]

TOSP Episode 12: November 28th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Welcome back to a very icy, buggy TOSP! This week, Elf and aimee talk about ice.  Well, mostly ice. Brinicles, ice on Europa and even ice-related geoengineering in Mongolia. And undersea silk. Excitingly, however, they also talk with their first guest, Sciblogger Siouxsie Wiles of […]

On homeopathics, and physics

After a somewhat extended sojourn, I have returned, once more, unto the breach.  Dear friends. Just a brief one today, as I find my stride again, comprised of two bits. ————————- First up!  Homeopathy.  As y’all may have realised, I am most certainly not one of its proponents.  Anything but, in fact (which reminds me, […]