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Science: The month ahead

By Anjana Ahuja   February 2014

The British Science Association stubbornly refuses to limit National Science and Engineering Week to seven days; so its annual celebration, starting on 14th March, will again be a nine-day nationwide brainfest. There is Einstein’s Birthday Party in Whitby for infants; safe-cracking in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter; and a hydraulics tutorial in a Bristol crane workshop, cunningly called Lifting Aspirations. Many cities, including Oxford and Cambridge, run their science festivals around the same time. More at

Keep your eyes on the South Downs this month, and not just because the chalk downlands boast 86 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. This month,…

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