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How to teach Lunar Geology: Professor Lee Silver in ‘Galileo Was Right’.

I’ve watched this media clip taken from the HBO miniseries: ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ many times. Apart from learning more about lunar geology, as a former teacher, this clip of Professor Lee Silver leading the Apollo 15 prime

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Yes we do have earthquakes in the British Isles!

Yes we do have earthquakes in the U.K. was the answer I gave when asked the question a few weeks ago. But I had no idea how frequent they were. A quick online search led me to the British Geological

Perhaps the best April Fools prank of all time? The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest.

With April Fools day fast approaching I had a little look on YouTube & came across a prank broadcast by the BBC in 1957. Titled the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest, the Panorama presenter Richard Dimbleby reported that a very mild winter

Live aircraft tracking.

Living and working in a busy town or city means you are pretty used to seeing and hearing airliners registered in many countries flying overhead. Flightradar24.com is a real time, flight tracking service which attracts 24 million visits each month.

Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue String Pudding instead!

Just couldn’t resist blogging about a classic children’s T.V. series, the Clangers, which ran from 1969 – 1972. This episode, The Rock Collector, still makes me smile as the history of NASA manned spaceflight is a research topic that really

100 images that changed the world.

Continuing this blogs theme of showcasing influential photographs that changed the world, the above is Josef Koudelka’s iconic 1968 picture of the Soviet invasion of Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia. As the Time Magazine wrote in their explanation of

Drive your own car on a classic motorsport circuit.

Built in the late 1920’s, the classic 13 mile ‘Nordschleife’ circuit in Germany is steeped in motorsport history. Today, if you have 25-30 Euro’s in your pocket, you can actually drive this classic circuit in your own car. The media

Spot the difference, our planet viewed from space!

Was pointed out early in my academic studies that all the boundaries between countries are socially constructed! Also, that maps and globes are the product of humans. Nice colours on the manufactured globe though!

The World’s Plastic Problem.

Just like many others on a Sunday, I ventured to the supermarket, but perhaps this trip was different … It came after I watched a few clips of the ‘Plastic Problem’ as featured on the BBC series ‘Blue Planet II’.