Another Earth?

Researchers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope to explore the deep recesses of space have discovered an ‘earth-like planet’ located in the Milky Way.

It’s similar in size to Earth, orbiting another star in what scientists call ‘the habitable zone’; the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

Click here to read more on this intriguing discovery…

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Coming soon: National Science & Engineering Week, 14-23 March 2014

The British Science Association (BSA) is hosting the National Science & Engineering Week, which takes place in the UK from 14-23 March 2014.

Billed as ‘the UK’s wildest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering’, the National Science & Engineering Week comprises a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities – for a full list click here

The BSA website also has a selection of activity packs that can be downloaded for use at home or school – great for kids and/or discovering your inner child…!

Science meets art at the British Library

There’s a new exhibition running at the British Library from 20 February to 26 May 2014. Drawing on drawings, pictures and maps from the last four centuries, ‘Beautiful Science’ explores how scientific data can be useful and beautiful. To view some of the images on display click here

Welcome!

Today is Valentine’s Day – a perfect day to kick off my new blog focusing on my love of earth sciences!

In writing this blog, my aim is to highlight and promote earth sciences research. There’s a lot going on and I’m hoping to convince you to share my enthusiasm.

There will be regular posts on what’s new in earth sciences, looking at the latest research findings and ideas. I have a passion for forests, lakes and fossils, so these are likely to feature heavily in my posts.

They say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, so I hope to connect you with some of the best earth science images from around the world as well as links to some great resources on the web.

Why is my blog called ‘science to the core’? For the answer to that question, keep an eye on my upcoming posts…

To get updates, please click on the ‘Follow’ button on my Homepage…and enjoy!