So great is the power of the Lotus Effect, that scientists are investigating how to recreate it.
We’re not quite done with April showers – it’s raining. Spring is a bit behind schedule this year, but it is May and there are spring flowers!
Asparagine was the first amino acid to be isolated, back in 1806, by two French chemists.
Seed packets were probably invented by the Shakers, who were famous for their simplicity and artisanship.
The idea that conkers repel spiders is a long-standing one, with strong proponents on either side of the debate.
At the end of the last Ice Age, modern humans (Homo sapiens) colonized the British Isles as the ice retreated.