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The Solar System In Motion

By Adam D.A. Manning

In ancient times, it used to be thought a matter of common sense that the Earth was stationary and that the planets, the stars and the Sun all moved around us. As we stand on the Earth, it seems immeasurably, or at least hugely, wide in all directions horizontally. The general perception of many was that this size alone, this Read more

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Lab Assistant to My Eight Year Old Daughter

By Adam D.A. Manning

My eight year old daughter Elizabeth and I have been having a lot of fun recently carrying out all sorts of experiments with a junior chemistry set. It’s already been quite an adventure into science and not only have we learned a lot but we’ve also had some wonderful Daddy and daughter time together, working our way through the introductory lessons Read more

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The Climate is Changing!

By LadyJulBug

Earth partially submerged in water, with sun corona in background

credit: https://pixabay.com/en/earth-globe-water-fire-flame-1023859/

Scientists are in consensus:

Climate change is real. Humans are the cause.

For those of us who understand the scientific research and are inclined to accept the scientific consensus, this statement is obvious.

We get it. We’ve accepted it. Climate change is real. We are the cause.

However, this issue must go beyond just understanding and accepting reality.

Do we really Read more

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Saturated in Science: Memories of a Part Time Course in a Full Time Life

birlinggap By Adam D.A. Manning

On a cliff top near Brighton, England over a decade ago, bewildered that even an everyday plant like grass had a scientific name, it struck me. Whilst not a professional scientist, I could feel the longing, the burning thirst that is the passion that a scientist must feel.  The wanting to know, to discover, to learn; this was far from the … Read more

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