Apollo 50: Communist tortoises

Apollo 50: Communist tortoises

Hurrah! Fifty years ago today, the Apollo 11 mission arrived in orbit around the Moon. It wasn’t the first NASA mission to reach the Moon. The first crewed lunar orbits were completed by Frank Borman, William Anders and James Lovell Jr. in December 1968, in Apollo 8....
Stratospheric Seeds

Stratospheric Seeds

Last month, for my day job, I was writing about helium. Helium is the second most abundant element in the Universe (after hydrogen) and the lightest of the noble gases (which point blank refuse to react with almost everything). Helium is produced by radioactive decay,...
Keep Calm and Sow Seeds

Keep Calm and Sow Seeds

If you’re keeping track of the news to see how Brexit is progressing, then the only possible answer (whatever your political persuasion) is… not well. MPs have vetoed the PM’s deal (again), the Speaker has vetoed her plan to make them vote on it...
Stockpiling Seeds

Stockpiling Seeds

Brain and I are a bit tired at the moment, so I don’t really feel like writing up my Home Front garden plan, but there is one. Well, there’s a list of crops we want to eat (and hence grow) next year, which is the start of a plan. It’s enough to get...

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