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Shots of Science: LHC, Spacetalk & More

Ups and downs at the LHC Don't they look happy! It’s been an exciting few weeks over at CERN. After a scheduled 2 year downtime, the Large Hadron Collider was due to restart last week, but the momentous occasion was delayed by a short…

Rosetta’s Tale

Origins In 1799 a French engineer stumbled upon what was to be one of the greatest archaeological finds in all of human history. On an expedition to Egypt with the purpose of undermining competitors' trade interests to the East, an…

What is gravity?

Gravity is something we all take for granted. When we drop something it falls to the ground. Just last week an entire packet of spaghetti dropped from its container onto the floor creating quite a lovely sculpture. I can hear my mom, “I’ve…

Marie Curie

"I have been frequently questioned, especially by women, how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy." – Marie Curie. When I first decided that Marie Curie would be the next Legend of the…