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Cold snaps

5 December 2016 by

We are fast approaching the 60th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY), which began in July 1957. I am…

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Chasing volcanoes

28 July 2016 by

The people of Martinique, in the West Indies, knew that trouble was brewing in early May 1902. A pall of…

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Opening envelopes

22 April 2016 by

High over a tranquil English landscape, a life-or-death struggle is taking place. A balloon is locked into a stratospheric rise,…