The following frame appears in an episode of Partners in Crime, a BBC adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel The Secret Adversary. Despite being a programme that is very upper-middle-class on everything else (setting, plot, characters), I find this representation of a scientist (okay, wartime bomb expert turned “cool” science teacher*) far more accurate than … More Better representation of science on television?
Det hände här is a documentary series that I severely recommend to everybody. It is in Swedish, but in the 21st Century, surely there is a way to work around that little foible? Before you start complaining, I shall explain its greatness. The concept: Three historians travel to small places to find big history. Every place, … More It Happened HERE
A long time ago I did an “in the news” post, and while there are many interesting things in the news all the time, I have been intrigued by the articles (and amused by the comments) on the con that is shower gels, in both the Times and the Mail (yes, I read that one … More In the news and on the web/Communicating sensitive things to sensitive souls
Would it be possible to teach children science and engineering, and the joys of it all, by letting them watch television? In fact, I am willing to put a wager on the fact that a good number of pupils would rather listen to a stereotypically attired professor on the screen, showing them exactly the same … More Science in the Alternative Media