The Water Book
Interviews

The Water Book

‘We’ve built our entire world around water. Our temperature scale, our bodies. Water shapes our continents, flows through our oceans and rivers, creates atmosphere and weather – this one substance does all of that. And we’ve got to a point where we’re so used to it, we ignore it.’ Alok Jha has written about a … Continue reading

New Documentary: Nature’s Wonderlands
Arts

New Documentary: Nature’s Wonderlands

Former President, author and palaeontologist Richard Fortey’s new BBC 4 documentary is kicking off tonight! ‘Nature’s Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution’ investigates why islands are natural laboratories of evolution and meets some of the remarkable and unique species that live on them. Episode one, which travels to Hawaii to investigate how life colonises a newly born … Continue reading

Out in the field

Driving Curiosity

How do you drive a rover on Mars? The latest rover to land on Mars, Curiosity, represents a huge leap forward in technology for exploring the planet. At 875 kilograms and ten feet long, it is about twice as long and five times as heavy as NASA’s twin Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, which … Continue reading