The stereotypical image of the Arctic is a windswept, barren icy plain, filled with nothing but snow and ice. This isn’t wrong, there is definitely barren snow and ice a plenty up there, but it’s also not the whole story. The Arctic is full of animals, and at least 4 million people. These people sometimes … Continue reading 20: Cities of the Arctic
Fungi, mushrooms, are misunderstood creatures. Firstly, they’re not vegetables, secondly all mushrooms are fungi but not all fungi are mushrooms, and thirdly they are actually the largest living thing on earth, not blue whales. This week we’ll be doing our best to understand fungi, and understand all the strange things I just said about them. … Continue reading 19: Fungi
The world is a very interconnected space and everything is somehow affected by the things around it. This can be on the atomic level, with the existence of pretty much everything being dependent on forces of attraction holding together the atoms that make up fire, fingers and fruit teas. It can also be on the … Continue reading 18: Symbiosis- living together
Whilst scientists work very hard in all field to discover and understand the world around us, there are many notable gaps in the data and information that has been collected, especially in the Arctic. This week we’ll look at a couple of reasons why those data gaps exist, and then look at a brand new … Continue reading 17: Data gaps and the MOSAiC Expedition
Hello! This week’s post is a bit of an insight into the politics of the north, focusing on the question who owns the North Pole? I’ll say in advance, there is a lot more political complexity to this than I understand, but this is simply a little overview how people own bits of water, and … Continue reading 16: Who owns the North Pole?
They’re very mysterious, mystical, silent, and inspired a deodorant brand. I’m not especially sure why… Not that they smell bad but, I’ve never associated large cats with smelling good. They must have had their reasons. Deodorant aside however, lynx are a shy and beautiful creature found throughout the northern hemisphere, so I thought to dedicate … Continue reading 15: Lynx, the Shy Survivor
Hello world- Notebook from the North will be taking a break for a few weeks due to research work and potential lack of internet. See you back again in autumn for more science/Arctic/nature related plogs!