A new paper has been published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience that attempts to explain the famously erratic and violent behaviour of King Henry VIII. Almost everyone must know that he had six wives, two of whom he had killed (divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived); and his violent outbursts of anger are also… Read More Henry VIII: Tyrant or Victim?
In the months before the publication of the first draft of the human genome at the turn of the millennium, those in the know started a sweepstake. They were gambling on how many genes were contained within our genome in a little competition that came to be known as Gene Sweep. The cost of entry… Read More Epigenetic Effect Found In Mouse May Increase Risk Of Diabetes
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. ….two black holes were doing a cosmic waltz. As they pirouetted around each other they grew ever closer and span ever faster. The result of their inevitable coming together was cataclysmic. They instantly gave off more energy than an average star might in 15 trillion… Read More The Story Of Gravitational Waves
Back in October I wrote about the mysterious star recently discovered by those good people running the Keppler space telescope. The star, informally called Tabby’s Star after Yale astronomer Tabetha Boyajian who discovered it, is of interest because its apparent brightness seems to very suddenly and very significantly dim every couple of years. We’re very… Read More Tabby’s Star Update: We Still Don’t Know