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,...
First pick your blueberries

First pick your blueberries

Just about the entire northern hemisphere is in the grip of a prolonged heatwave, with wildfires raging and people dying. There’s disagreement on how much climate change is to blame, but a consensus that damaging heatwaves will become more frequent, and we...
Tendrils: 170317

Tendrils: 170317

Hello, and welcome to the Equilux edition of Tendrils! Equilux is a new word I learned this morning. Apparently today and tonight will both be 12 hours long. From now on, the days will be longer! You might expect that this is what happens on the Equinox next week, but...