In the news recently you may have heard talk of a ‘new’ Rembrandt. They weren’t referring to some young prodigy setting the art establishment ablaze, nor about a rediscovered classic from the master himself. They were talking about a truly remarkable achievement by the Delft University of Technology and the Rembrandt Museum. Their aim was… Read More The Next Rembrandt
It’s slightly different behind the scenes this week as I have had a request to do a write up on a specific paper, which saves me a job because it can take me as long to decide what to write on as it does to do the actual writing. Having said that this paper is… Read More So How Did Mars Get Its Moons?
One of the benefits of having kids, other than having someone to go and get things from the other side of the room for you, is the interesting conversations that a young and inquisitive mind can generate. I genuinely enjoy trying to explain things to young ones and will normally indulge the incessant parade of… Read More Dung Beetles and The Milky Way
I do love a good scientific controversy. I don’t mean the false kind of controversy peddled by climate change deniers and creationists, I’m talking about genuine arguments going on between real scientists at the cutting edge of human knowledge. Science is frequently portrayed as a close minded, dogmatic exercise in back slapping and reaffirming of… Read More ‘Hobbit’ Humans Much Older Than Previously Thought