Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor What might we learn from imaging a black hole? In a famous moment for astronomy, an image of a black hole has been captured for the very first time. The picture shows the halo of dust and gas surrounding the black hole lying at the heart of the Messier … Continue reading What’s News: What might we learn from imaging a black hole?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Space - a necessary frontier? It was 1968 when Bill Anders, astronaut aboard Apollo 8, captured the remarkable ‘Earthrise’ photograph and inspired a new generation of environmentalists. Fast-forward 40 years and China, in a show of growing technological strength, has recently germinated the first seed on the moon. Elon … Continue reading What’s News: Space – a necessary frontier?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor Face of the new £50 bank note? The Bank of England has recently announced plans to introduce a new polymer £50 bank note. Members of the public have been asked to nominate scientists—who must be British and dead—whose face could grace the new note. Stephen Hawking might be the … Continue reading What’s News: Face of the new £50 bank note?
Mr C Dodd - Staff Editor The end of men? The reported degeneration of the sex-determining Y chromosome may, at the current rate of decline, spell the end of men within the next 4.6 million years. However, the situation is rather more complex than the headline suggests: men might just be here to stay. Chromosome … Continue reading What’s News: The end of men?