Naked to Pain

Beneath your blind and wrinkled face, you know There lies a hidden strength on which to draw; You seethe and huddle in the ground below, With toothy grin and pallid, grotesque maw. So when we see your face we soon withdraw, As pride and vanity cannot pertain To something that has every outer flaw Having … Read more…

The Division of Life

Meiosis is the way new life is made, Two rounds of cell division is its aim; This is how information is conveyed, Ensuring pairs of chromosomes remain.   Two rounds of cell division is its aim, And whilst it tries its best this match to make; Ensuring pairs of chromosomes remain Means that the offspring’s … Read more…

Forbidden Dreams

You cast off with a heavy heart, A flash of bloodshot as you leap; And even though this is the start, The ocean waves call you to sleep.   Between two hemispheres of blue, You search for scraps of food to eat; A desolate and naval view, The ocean waves call you to sleep.   … Read more…

Where the Wild Things Are

The sky lit up with careless ease, We left you as we fled the scene. A distant whisper in the trees, The sky lit up with careless ease. Our selfish whim you did appease, And reappeared as if from dream. The sky lit up with careless ease, We left you as we fled the scene. … Read more…

Some Unfortunate Boars

There once were some pigs north of Java, Whose warts needed a balaclava. Whilst a new study found, That their numbers were down; Endangered without a palaver.     This is a Limerick, based on recent research done by scientists at the VHL University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, who carried out the first … Read more…

You Were Once a Star

So you were once a star that could not shine; Your mass too low, reactions could not start. A lonely planet, that was your design; There was no fusion in your gaseous heart. But now it seems that you are just a part Of some celestial pattern in the sky. You orbit a true star; … Read more…

Are We to Blame for What We Risk?

Walk in and put it all on red, You’ll win it all or loose your head; Your fate rests with that spinning disk, Are we to blame for what we risk?   By playing gambling games with rats, Researchers found their habitats Were more than just an asterisk; Are we to blame for what we … Read more…

Obesity is Rising

Obesity is rising in LA Could draconian measures save the day? A fast food amnesty was set in place, With South Los Angeles to test the case; A five-year study found it was in vain.   The weight grew like the queue at a buffet, And healthy eating sank like a soufflé; Waistlines expanded at … Read more…

UAV or not to UAV

Gently humming in the autumnal breeze Gliding overhead like a wicked dream The black sheep of research, the UAV   Not spitting out fire or a laser beam A large improvement on ground-based technique Simply measuring if the air is clean   With an IR imager for a beak The Global Hawk is beauty, not … Read more…

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