Did James Bond, played by actor Daniel Craig in Skyfall, have a drink problem? Famously, legendary spy James Bond’s tipple of choice was a vodka martini “shaken not stirred”. But now a group of doctors has concluded that 007 himself was more likely to have been “shaken and slurred” while going about his business […]
Halloween (All Hallows’ Evening) – the evening before All Saints Day (All Hallows) – is a firmly established favorite in most kids’ calendars as a time to carve a pumpkin, dress up in a creepy costume, and indulge in sweets and candy. But, of course, Halloween was originally not just about trick-or-treating, being a much […]
We’ve talked in the past about the interaction between music and science (see Mozart, Bird Song and IQ) but this has largely centred on the psychological effects of music. What about the mathematical dimension to sound and the interrelationship between musical, chemical and physical structures? For maths geeks, a recent video from the magazines Quanta […]
It seems that geek really is chic right now! Cult US sitcom Big Bang Theory picked up three accolades – more than any other programme – at the Critics' Choice TV Awards in Los Angeles recently. Not only was the show named best comedy series, stars Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco scooped awards for best […]
It's no secret that, in addition to our passion for science, we're also art lovers too. We're especially proud to share with you works of art that have been inspired by our own products! The renowned German artist, Ulrich Lamsfuß approached our team in Hamburg to explain that he was working on several pieces that […]
Community libraries have taken a blow over recent years. The internet and modern technology has seen a dramatic change in how we source our daily news, research information and literature. However, despite an initial decline in community support, some libraries are bouncing back with creative and practical ideas to boost their visitor numbers.