“Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright” – but not for much longer

“The Tyger” is a poem by the English painter and poet William Blake, published in 1794 as part of his collection Songs of Experience. Blake may never have seen a tiger (London Zoo only opened the year after his death), but he would have deplored the callousness of a world that allowed them to become extinct. Continue reading

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Small is beautiful, nano is exquisite!

It’s an intriguing thought that if you took all the space out of all the people in the world, what was left over would occupy the size of a sugar cube. That was the starting point of “What is the World Made Of?” presented by Michael Mosley in the series “The Story of Science” currently being broadcast on TVO (Canada). Continue reading