Many British festivals are synonymous with the need to pack your best gumboots/wellies; Glastonbury veterans love to proudly compare the depth of mud they have slogged through for love of music.
What I didn’t expect was for my first mudslide festival to be at the world’s largest philosophy and music event.
Everyone recognises the work of Maurits Cornelius Escher, though they might not recognise the name. Better known as M. C. Escher the Dutch graphic artist was a master of impossible staircases that startle our eyes and worlds that fold in on each other to flummox our brains.
The topic of Peak Oil was all the rage there for a while and, depending on whom you speak to, it’s either been reached or it hasn’t. Either way our collective eye seems to have moved on from this particular calamity.
Yet it seems that no sooner has one fallen off our radar than another one rears its head: this time the issue of Peak Food.
In Part 1 of the Australian Science Media Centre’s Top 10 list of the weirdest science stories of 2013 we heard about puppy brains, slug sex and detachable penises.
Now to count down to the number one strangest science story of this year!
Courtesy of the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC)
This week the AusSMC have published their Top 10 Strangest Science stories of 2013 and if this is any guide then it’s been an interesting year in science. Here I’ll republish the first 5. Tune in later in the week for the rest of the list 🙂
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