Easing back in…

Right. There are excuses for the absence, but who cares now that I am back? (Permission to use smiley in text: 😉 .) Thank you dearly for being so understanding. Part of the excuse is that something very exciting and science-communication-related may be happening in my quarters very soon, and if everything goes to plan, … More Easing back in…

Three things to prove that one should not be overly selective regarding sources of science reading

Three different sources, all entertaining. Thing one: Three British universities are about to start a project that looks to harvest re-usable material from human faecal matter. The “material” will include water, methane, electrolytes, etc. and the machine to do that harvesting – a lattice-like filter – should be portable when finished. (The Engineer) Thing two: … More Three things to prove that one should not be overly selective regarding sources of science reading

Food Diary – June 26, 2011 – and… heat exhaustion

So, I have been ridiculous again. Against my better scientific judgement, I was lured outside by “it looks so nice out there”, to go for my run in the middle of the afternoon. Already halfway through I was feeling “THE BURN” (say that with imagined reverbaration) an awful lot more than usual, but absolutely wanted … More Food Diary – June 26, 2011 – and… heat exhaustion

Caffeinism – when coffee goes sour (through no fault of bad milk)

The other day, a very physically active friend was talking about health foods. After the usual dos and don’ts – five-a-day, protein and fibre in every meal, and so on – the subject of coffee came up. For me, coffee is a tasty beverage offering a quick pick-me-up, but apparently some people use it as … More Caffeinism – when coffee goes sour (through no fault of bad milk)