The Skies Perpetually Revolve in Vain

Out amongst the dense, and yet seemingly empty fabric of space the Plasma starts to accrue, piercing through distant lands and unseen skies.   Building up into supermassive jets that extend beyond galaxies and perpetually Infiltrate our tiny collective consciousness, every time we happen to revolve.   A gentle ripple through the dark drapery splits … Read more

Disgusting Holes

Running in dread from the The sickly secret of a Bee’s honeycomb, My nightmares are full of Buttered English muffins That morph into Deathstalker scorpions, And then back again into fields of cooked Corn on the cob. From the corner of my eye I see the Condensation on the inside of a bottle And I … Read more

Caged Poems

This week I am helping colleagues from The Cooper Group at the University of Liverpool discuss the fascinating world of molecular cages, as part of the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. As part of the exhibition, I wrote the following three poems to celebrate the diverse science that can be achieved with molecular cages, and … Read more

Bad Breath

We need to breathe so that we can all live, And yet our lungs are not a perfect sieve; So why is it that people still deny: Pollution in the air can make you die.   Small particles suspended in the air, Are something of which we should be aware; Ozone is deadly when low … Read more

Puppy Love

Whilst marriage may begin with wedded bliss, The passion that once burnt can start to fade; Behaviours that once hit feel like a miss, With tempers feeling tense, threadbare and frayed.   But research may yet hold the golden key, To bringing back the love that you once said; By helping change the image that … Read more

Table for One

When sat watching a movie, Do you ever find You eat so much less popcorn When friends are left behind? When eating at a bistro Do you think the food tastes great; Yet a solo TV dinner, Never leaves an empty plate. There was a time your certain You ate this chilli with your chum, … Read more

The Wheat from the Chaff

When eating bread, we often find A question forming in our mind: “Should I have white or try whole wheat? Whilst one is hearty one is sweet, Which is the best, the least unkind?”   Some new research set out to find Which loaf we should all get behind; With findings that we could repeat, … Read more

Your Cup of Tea?

For inflammation to decrease, And tumour progression to cease; There might be a surprising key: Just go and have a cup of tea.   Now even though it may seem strange, Lifestyles can cause genetic change; A simple way to make this be: Just go and have a cup of tea.   Some genes that … Read more

RadEquals

We are all born equal. Society tells us that we are not, But that’s because The people at the top forgot. They say that we are different, Then tell us that it is These very differences That we must circumvent, And then prevent. Prevent what? Prevent language? Prevent religion? Prevent opening our minds by just … Read more

Digesting Waste

To get rid of your plastic bags And help reduce your waste Buy yourself some nice wax worms, They have exquisite taste.   A handful of these waxy beasts Can maim a plastic sheet; What to the Earth is poison Is to these larvae meat.   Now normally they are a pest Eating the wax … Read more

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