Darwin’s 215th birthday • moths to the flame • Darwin’s personal library • caterpillars and blue tits • more moths • Hell chickens • the birth of the moon • navel gazing • book recommendations • and more…
How far away is the sun?
In which one of Darwin's correspondents compares Darwin's famous moth prediction with the prediction of the orbit of the planet Neptune.
400 years ago today, on 26th July, 1609, the early English scientist Thomas Harriot pointed his new-fangled telescope at the moon and made a drawing.
'Popular Scientific Recreations, Profusely Illustrated' on the subject of Mars.
Amazing space photo.
Science explains the Perseid meteor shower.
What is it with keeping the remains of dead people as relics?
Against all the odds, the March Pennine skies were crystal clear during last night's total lunar eclipse.