An Internal Scale

Your body has a set of scales, To help to regulate the fat; Detecting where your weight is at, A backup as your leptin fails.   It keeps you on more healthy trails, By checking out your habitat; Your body has a set of scales, To help to regulate the …

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What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow

This city is alive with music, magic and dance Underpinned with an industrial heart That beats with the vibrancy of scientific discovery. From the transit of Venus to the first railway station, Manchester has a place in the soul of our nation; With Turing’s ‘baby’ computer and the first test-tube …

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Don’t HIIT too Hard

Hormones are made when we keep fit, Inside our bodies they emit; Imbuing us with strength unbarred, Try not to push yourself too hard.   Hooked up to a big P.E.T., Injected with activity; In search of pleasure’s calling card, Try not to push yourself too hard.   High settings …

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A Collective Noun for Science

A valley in the sands of time, Beyond a place, a paradigm; A confluence, a new frontier, Where science breaks the bonds of fear.   Across the ancient steppes of sheep: A city that we wake from sleep; Their gratitude we now endear, Where science breaks the bonds of fear. …

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We Are All Made of Stars

13.8 billion years ago the universe EXPLODED into life Cutting through space time like a celestial knife Through butter and Bringing with it every permutation And combination of events that Will ever occur. The remnants of that blast Forgot the heat of their ferocious past, And the tiny particles came …

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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 …

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An Astronaut’s Broken Heart

Launched into space like puppets on a string, These metal ships danced fiercely on the waves; Such precious cargo was held deep within, Laden with men who would see early graves. A tranquil sea lay out before their eyes, Revealing scenes that only they have seen; The shadow of the …

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It Isn’t Really Up to Me

With climate change now set in stone I go to turn on my TV, And watch the other people moan: “It isn’t really up to me.”   “I heard the US fracked for oil, And China built some factory; It’s them who rape and rot and spoil, It isn’t really …

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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 …

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