Science Photo Awards

1589381A very impressive selection of images is on show resulting from the Science Photo Awards organised by the Visions of Science Photo Awards is organised by The Science Photo Library, The Engineering and Technology Board and The Daily Telegraph.

Unfortunately their link to the 2007 short list is not working at the moment Link Here The one shown here is Tony Mills’ composite sequence of a Booby diving took the ‘Action’ category prize. Quite what John McCririck’s wife is doing leaping into the ocean is anyone’s guess. You can see more on the Sky News Website.

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Bluetongue Outbreak

footmouth_pfs021I don’t know a great deal about bluetongue, however, if I thought about it I would imagine that it would be like Bluetooth but slightly wetter. The one thing that I do know about bluetongue is that it is spread by insects, and requires a blood to blood route to infection. Yet Suffolk Police have had several plod standing around in front of a police cordon sealing off the farm. Now I know that a lot of people take very little notice of what the old bill have to say, I do find it highly unlikely that the midges that spread this disease are likely to arrive at the police cordon and say, “hang on chaps, we can’t cross this police tape, we’d better find another way”. What a waste of Police time and the public’s money. If there was a foot and mouth outbreak, I can understand the requirement for a secure perimeter.’