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Disputing the notion that materials are 'boring'

On annual visits to Scotland, driving just north of the border along the A74(M), I always slow down at the sign to the Scottish Museum of Lead Mining, but then...

The decline in students studying Physics

Friends ring me up or stop me in the street to tell me how pleased I must be that nuclear power looks as though it’s in for some sort of...

A possible solution to global warming

It was Jean Fourier who, in 1827, first realised that it was the atmosphere that protects us from the coldness of space. In the 1850s, John Tyndall recognised that only...

The nuclear power stations of the future

The nuclear power cognoscenti welcomed the election of Jimmy Carter as President of the USA at the end of 1976. He was the only world leader with hands-on experience of...

Improving life expectancy and private vs public education

In the summer of 1944, coinciding with D-Day and the arrival of the first ‘doodle-bug’ flying-bomb, I learned that I had passed the 11 plus exam and had secured a...

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