(Hungry) Science Nerd: educator, writer and general foodie.

It’s not just sci-fi: plants do it, starfish do it and even those pesky aphids are doing it.

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What would do if you could clone yourself, easily and simply, right in the comfort of your very own home, or the garden, or you know, wherever?

Personally, I’d delegate. I’d have one clone to do my taxes, and at least one clone to bring me coffee and endless rounds…

Over-mixing can spell disaster for your baking. Here’s why.

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I’ve always loved baking — it’s like doing a really delicious chemistry experiment.

As a scientist, I’m always curious about the precision of baking recipes — one small slip and your cake could end up flat, chewy, or even have the dreaded soggy bottom.

Gulp.

Interested in understanding the science…

How streams of charged particles create the most spectacular light show on Earth

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In Finland, they call them ‘revontulet’, or ‘fox fires’.

As the ancient story goes, when the nights draw in, and the temperatures drop, magical foxes bound across the arctic landscape, lighting fires as they go and setting the northern horizon ablaze.

In many regions, this magical show is called the…

Rosie Alderson, PhD

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