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Let's science the shirt out of it

24 April 2018

Science is great stuff. I love it and think that more people should have at least a basic understanding of the principles involved.

I also love to experiment with physics and chemistry -- two key sciences on which our understanding of the world around us, and indeed the entire universe, is built.

So I've decided to make a series of videos in which I use science to achieve cool stuff and, in the process, explain the basics of how to go about experimenting in a safe and controlled fashion.

Of course pure science is fascinating but most people are far more receptive to the subject if there's some kind of practical outcome. Provide the solution to a problem and we have *practical* science. Make it fun and entertaining and it's easier to retain people's attention and to teach them something.

So here's what I've decided to do for my first project...

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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