In the theatre of science, the storyteller is king

On a visit to the Joshua Tree National Park in California Tim Smit paid a “king’s ransom” for a meteorite about the size of a grapefruit but far heavier. At Tim’s talk for the Sustainable Earth Institute, the meteorite was circulated through the lecture theatre for all to experience directly. When it was passed to me, two things went through my mind. Firstly, that this object had its origins beyond the boundaries of Earth and I had therefore the privilegeRead more