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Which Bright Spark Thought Of This? 2015 Mar 26

Suspended three metres up in the air above a crowd of expectant onlookers at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, a man sits quietly inside a metal mesh sphere. The operator at the control desk on the ground turns some dials to deliver a high-voltage charge of approximately 270 kV, which the visitors can ... more

Snow On The Slide 2015 Mar 25

Back in March 1910, two avalanches struck in in the Cascade and Selkirk Mountain ranges in less than a week: on 1 March, the Wellington avalanche killed 96 people in Washington State, United States; three days later, 62 railroad workers were killed in the Rogers Pass avalanche in British Columbia, Canada ... more

Mind the Diversity Gap! 2015 Mar 20

There’s no doubt that the media has done much to popularise science of late. The recent biopic about physicist Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, was perhaps a surprise-but-welcome hit, winning a best actor Oscar for Eddie Redmayne in the process. Meanwhile, the comedy show The Big Bang Theory ... more
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