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The wonders of science

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’ ” -Isaac Asimov, biochemist and scientific author

Every person has their likes and dislikes, fandoms and hobbies, obsessions and distastes. Whether you have an interest in the sciences or not, it is one of the few groups of topics that has a profound impact on the way we live our lives.

Controversies, personal beliefs, and distrusts aside, the practice of science has propelled the human race further in the last 100 years than anything ever studied. Science has brought us every single one of our technical advances, our wealth of medical knowledge, and continues to satisfy our desire to learn about the reality in which we live.

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Science is an ongoing endeavour, with new discoveries, techniques and experiments being made every day.  It is far from the dull and uninteresting side of life which many people have branded it as. Fascinating scientific news emerges all the time, so the propose of this blog over the next number of weeks will highlight some of these. From chemistry to space exploration, zoology to microbiology, diverse and insightful stories will be covered on this website in both an informative manner and with my own  personal angle.

It is time to dispel the stereotypical image of test tubes and lab coats… so let’s find out what is new in the world around you?

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