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...

Science Advent Calendar: Christmas Day

Today, 25th December marks the anniversary of a famous birth. No, not the baby Jesus.  There is no evidence that he was born in December – the Christian faith conveniently hijacked various Pagan festivals held around this time of year. The famous birth we are...

Science Advent Calendar: 24th December

According to the Christmas story in the Bible, the 3 wise men followed a star to find the baby Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. Over the last 2000 years, thee have been all sorts of suggestions as to what it was that they followed and now astronomers think they are...