Alison Greenhalgh of Groundwork South
STHE year comes to an end, we often (perhaps unconsciously) take stock of what we’ve achieved or learned during the previous 12 months, which shapes our New Year’s resolutions.
As a tribute to my younger son who throws random, and usually very interesting, science facts at me constantly, I thought I’d end the year by sharing some random, unconnected learning gleaned at Iver...
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