Category Archives: Topical Science
Are you looking forward to seeing in the New Year? Well, you will have to wait a bit longer than you may have expected. A leap second will be added at midnight on 31 December 2016 to keep atomic clocks in sync with the Earth’s rotation.
Universal Coordinated Time is based on super-accurate atomic clocks and it is extremely regular.… Read more
As you eat another helping of the never-ending turkey which seems destined to last all the twelve days of Christmas and pop the cork on yet another bottle of plonk, remember Louis Pasteur who was born on 27 December 1822. His work on fermentation, spoilage, decay and disease laid the foundations for our modern understanding of microbiology…
Prior to Pasteur, people had strange ideas about what caused the fermentation of wine and beer.… Read more
This post is guest written by Life’s Education Officer, Liz Ferguson, with the help of her two children.
Having met Chris Hadfield earlier this year on his visit to Life I was excited to find he has recently written a book for children. The Darkest Dark is a story about a little boy (Chris) who doesn’t like the dark and is afraid to go to bed.… Read more