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BIG is the skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths. BIG is definitely one of those little things that make life better. An organisation whose members are hugely creative, inspiring and passionate about science, … Continue reading

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The Man With a Hole in His Stomach

In 1833 Doctor William Beaumont published “Experiments and observations on the gastric juice, and the physiology of digestion” In it he described the results of the experiments he had carried out on one Alexis St Martin A French Canadian soldier … Continue reading

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Keeping your beer clear

The last stage in producing a cask conditioned beer is the addition of a fining agent to clarify the beer. The most commonly used is Isinglass. This was traditionally produced from the swim bladder of the sturgeon. It is of … Continue reading

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