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Vikings and IslamRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

A recent discovery has been made which sheds much more light on a fascinating topic - the extensive trade between the Vikings and the Islamic world.

A superlens from silkRead MoreAugust 27, 2016

Scientists have come up with a novel way to make a normal microscope lens into a superlens, capable of viewing extremely small things.

Sea silkRead MoreSeptember 5, 2015


There has been a very interesting article on BBC News this week and many of our readers have sent it as a link. Thank you all for this fascinating insight into a unique and unusual craft.

Silk for diabetes testingRead MoreJanuary 9, 2015

In India, a new use for silk, where the material is plentiful and cheap, has been found. It is being used to make test strips for diabetes.

Florence at ChristmasRead MoreDecember 24, 2014


This year we are celebrating Christmas in the beautiful city of Florence.

The fuzzy silk of a spiderRead MoreNovember 16, 2013

Science has discovered that the silk of the brown recluse spider is truly amazing.

Drawing with SilkRead MoreNovember 1, 2013

OK. So it is not real silk but this application lets you draw and create your very own soundworld. Fun!