A collection of our more substantial posts...



The smoking CMB - the cosmic microwave background as proof of the Big Bang
The sound of the Big Bang - seeing primordial sound waves in the CMB
Pink elephants in the universe - extreme galaxy clusters
The ISW mystery I - how structure in the universe subtly heats light
The ISW mystery II: Trying to see the invisible - observing the ISW effect is hard
The ISW mystery III: How did the CMB get so hot? - the mysterious observation
The ISW mystery IV: Where does the evidence lead? - what is the solution
ISW Mystery update one year on - a lot of uncertainty
Why do galaxies rotate? - guest post from Bjoern Malte Schaefer
The Olympics of Space - the biggest, most extreme, things in the universe
We need only six numbers to describe the universe - a cosmological model
How does one measure the mass of a neutrino using cosmology?
Inflation and the multiverse - what is the relationship?
Is there a new cosmological co-oincidence problem?


Historical Transparency-washing - guest post from Matthew on the Quandt family


Why you're not dead - how your body defends itself against invaders
Adaptive by name, adaptive by nature - how immune cells make tactical decisions
Treason in the immune army - what happens in autoimmunity and allergy
The War of the Immune Worlds - how invading pathogens breach our defences
Immunology under the microscope - how research in life sciences is organised

Particle Physics

The Higgs: To be, or not to be - guest post from Higgs hunter Mikko
A Higgs Hunter's story - Mikko's story of the journey from search to discovery
On its own, a Higgs discovery would be grim - speculation on the future of colliders

Science Communication

The Human Machine

Biological batteries and motors - how energy is processed in your body
Pistons and ratchets - how your muscles work
Different models - the science behind athletic prowess
Coding and decoding - finding meaning in the noise of the human genome
(Thermo)dynamics of muscles - the chemistry behind muscular strength
Communication technologies - how your cells talk to one another
Circuits and wires - the engineering behind neuronal signalling
Decommissioned components - what happens when cells die
Probing the mechanics - how do we know what proteins look like?
Setting the dials - how your behaviour alters your genes
Non-standard components - we are not all we seem
Picoscale engineering - how movements of trillionths of metres keep you alive
Finely-tuned sensors - why your senses might be better than you think
Replacing damaged components - how we can now fix the human machine at the genetic level
Obsolete components - are we losing our genetic integrity?

The life of a researcher

Video games and art.

Games are art - guest post from Barnabas
Games as a collaborative art - guest post from Alan

Other interesting sites


Our motivation for the blog

Wonder - Michelle's first post
Introduction - Shaun's first post

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