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Janet Elizabeth's page for science, nature and gardening

This page contains references for science, nature, gardening and health.


the naked(?) scientist The naked scientist for scientific anecdotes, articles, podcasts and kitchen science experiments to do at home. Named after the original naked scientist, Archimedes.

The last word, or the science or everyday things - gems and nuggets from enquiring minds. From the people who brought us New Scientist magazine.

A string of cosmic pearls surrounds an exploding star, one of the pictures from Hubblesite The Majestic Sombrero galaxy (M104), one of the pictures from Hubblesite A map of dark matter, one of the pictures from Hubblesite Jupiter and Gabymede, one of the pictures from Hubblesite Visit the Hubblesite gallery for awesome, beautiful pictures from space. Select any image to go there.

There are many web services - and apps - which will alert you to new astronomical event, for example aurorawatch tells you where you can see the Northern Lights in UK and Meteor Watch advises you when and where to look for eclipses and space stations as well as meteor showers.

green tea plants, camellia sinensis Theanine - for relaxing with a cup of tea - now we're talking!

Theanine is an amino acid unique to tea. Not a lot of people know that.


RSPB BTO logo You can search the RSPB site for bird pictures to help with identification, Did you know you can also listen to their songs, look at videos or watch webcams here?
The British Trust for Ornithology, Identify British birds also has lots of tips and some very helpful and their videos are particularly helpful.

oak tree at Foxholes, England Identify British trees at the Woodland Trust web site and download their excellent mobile phone app to help you identify trees when you are out and about.

NHM logo Dippy the diplodocus at the Natural HIstory Museum Enjoy discovering ass sorts of interesting science at the Natural History Museum For example, are the wild ring-necked parakeets that are spreading across the UK causing any problems to our native wildlife? The museum itself, in London, exhibits the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition's winning entries.
snow crocus by Steve


BBC BBC Gardening - how to be a gardener - the BBC site is always a winner.

ladybird, a defender If you want to know how to control slugs and other pests, have a look at the defenders pest problem solver

Garden organically with the strangely named Garden Organic (don't blame me), previously known as the HDRA or the Henry Doubleday Research Association.

RHS The Royal Horticultural Society, RHS has the motto: sharing the best of gardening. It's a good place to look for a particular garden plant to see what sort of soil, aspect, drainage etc it needs.

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, BSBI runs a wonderful Plant Identifier site which you can use to identify a plant from its flower colour, location etc.

Pages for fellow hypochondriacs

Patient UK comprehensive information for patients and Patient Plus for health professionals.

PharmWeb is a UK site which includes a directory of pharmacies and government and regulatory bodies as well as Patient Information on the drugs, medicines, diseases and conditions.

Home Remedies site looks quite sober, sympathetic and sensible.

Positive Health complementary health magazine.

Click on JE to visit Janet Elizabeth's home page Janet Elizabeth January 2022