I write on science, history, nature, environment, climate change, feminism, politics and religion.
On the way back from the Lake District last weekend, I stopped by at Borrans Field in Ambleside to see the Ambleside Roman Fort, at the northern end of Lake Windermere. It was really amazing. Roman remains in the middle of a town bustling with tourists. Check it out!
Eunice Newton Foote – The Woman Scientist Who Predicted Global Warming in 1856. She was a campaigner for women’s rights. But she has been forgotten. Read about her here.
In 1987, one of the most successful multilateral environmental efforts were undertaken when the Montreal Protocol was signed, with the objective to completely phase out ozone depleting cholorofluorocarbons (CFCs). On September 16, 1987, 196 states and the European Union (a total of 197 parties) got together to sign the Montreal […]
You may remember reading an article or two in UK newspapers about a new rock art discovery in Colombia, which the papers called the “Sistine Chapel of Ancient’s Rock Art”. Well, the articles were not entirely accurate. They gave the impression that this was a new discovery and had been […]
How green is your almond milk and your soy latte? Find out here. Read more
The term Aztec is used to refer to the Mexica of Tenochtitlan, as well as the broader Nahuatl speaking people of central Mexico before and after the Spanish colonial era. The Aztec Empire in Mesoamerica was in power in Mexico between the 14th and 16th centuries. Read more
Meet Professor Sarah Gilbert and Dr Cathering Green, the women who created the Astra Zeneca vaccines. Read more
The Arabian desert has been known as just that – a desert – including in archaeology. It was thought that there had been no iron-age activity in the area (the iron-age was around 1200 to 500 BC). However, research conducted over the past 30 years or so has slowly changed […]
What to say about a conflict going on for over seven decades that hasn’t been said already? One that is rife with religious rivalries, manifesting in extremely strong political positions. These past two weeks violence once has again escalated between Israel and Palestine. Although a truce has finally been agreed […]