News Round-up

January has been a busy month in the world of Science.  Here are a few of the highlights. New species of insect discovered https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-60154018 SpaceX rocket to collide with the Moon...

Disaster in paradise

On 15th January 2022, submarine volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai erupted, triggering tsunami alerts across the South Pacific Ocean, with countries such as Japan and the USA (Hawaii) advising their residents to stay away from the shore and move to higher ground. The...

A new telescope to look at old stars

On Christmas Day 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope was launched from Europe’s Spaceport, in French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket, and has been gradually deployed: 25th December – launch & unfolding of solar array making communications possible...

Giant creepy-crawlie found on the beach!

The fossil of one of the largest ever invertebrates to have lived has been found, by accident,  on a beach in Northumberland. The fossil is of a giant millipede, an arthropod, of the genus Arthropleura. Arthropods are invertebrates with jointed legs and a hard...

2021 Science News Round-up

As 2021 draws to a close, here at The Left-Handed Lemon, we decided it would be a good idea to look back over the past 365 days and see what has happened in the world of Science during a year that has seen most adults not only receiving their initial 2 doses of the...