Tuesday 28th September 2021,
Frontiers Magazine
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    Take out the carbon

    There is both urgency and resignation in the voice of world-renowned oceanographer, polar ice specialist and climate authority, Professor Peter Wadhams. As someone who has warned of global warming, melting ice and rising sea levels

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    Oh, starboard your helm!

    This time it could be the big one. Fire on the Amazon, fire in Siberia, a dome of heat above the American west and wildfire surging below – too often we close our minds to

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    The Blyth Challenge

    TAKE THE BLYTH CHALLENGE AND HARNESS THE WIND! Design and build a small wind machine out of scrap material – and win a prize. That’s the challenge that’s been set for families and friends in

  • Picking Roots

    The cures of Hudson’s Bay

    The Hudson’s Bay Company, which celebrated its 350th anniversary last year, had an immense economic impact on Orkney in a time of otherwise little opportunity, providing income and employment locally and to many hundreds of

  • The James Caird hauled by the men

    Painting the Shackleton story

    Next year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose Antarctic journey of 1914-17 was the last major expedition of the great age of Antarctic exploration. His ship

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    The clock, the fax, and the genius from Watten

    Alexander Bain was one of the most prolific inventors of the 19th century, and is one of the least remembered. His inventions are all the more remarkable given his background. Born in 1810 near Watten

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    The call of the mountains

    At just 32 years old Tristan Cameron Harper is already known by a number of distinct identities – professional ice-hockey player, model, Mr Scotland 2016/17, and kilted yogi. Today, all those identities have merged into

  • Shackleton and his men (painting by Paola Folicaldi Suh)

    Sailing with Shackleton – an Orkney link

    One of the great voyages of history was made by Commander Frank Worsley, going with Shackleton to South Georgia in a small boat to seek help for their fellow crew members, stranded on Elephant Island.

  • Remembering HMS Hood

    80 years since the loss of HMS Hood

    On May 21st it will be exactly 80 years since HMS sailed from Scapa Flow on her final voyage. Three days later she was sunk by the Bismarck in a sequence of events that led

Picking Roots
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The Hudson’s Bay Company, which celebrated its 350th anniversary last year, had an immense economic impact on Orkney in a time of otherwise little opportunity, providing income and employment locally and to many hundreds of [...]

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The call of the mountains

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The mystery of the oaks

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Along the tide-mark

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Posted On August 10, 2021 | No Comments

There is both urgency and resignation in the voice of world-renowned oceanographer, polar ice specialist and climate authority, Professor Peter Wadhams. As someone who has warned of global warming, melting ice and rising sea levels [...]

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Oh, starboard your helm!

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13.9. 024
Posted On May 14, 2021 | Comments Off

Alexander Bain was one of the most prolific inventors of the 19th century, and is one of the least remembered. His inventions are all the more remarkable given his background. Born in 1810 near Watten [...]

Shackleton and his men (painting by Paola Folicaldi Suh)

Sailing with Shackleton – an Orkney link

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The James Caird hauled by the men
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Next year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose Antarctic journey of 1914-17 was the last major expedition of the great age of Antarctic exploration. His ship [...]

Orkney Spring 445
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TThis week the hay is already being baled. There has been no rain for almost five weeks, and the earth is full of cracks where the sun has dried it out. The grass is thin [...]

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Nature could well be our anchor over the next few months. Such a special time of year… it just carries on ….” – 20 March 2020 Imagine your life as a front room with sofa, [...]

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Frontiers is a new online magazine highlighting science and people. Our aim is to find fresh ways of viewing existing territory and to look out to new horizons to be explored.

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