A compilation of science stories of 2020 (very) loosely inspired by the carol.

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🎶…and a partridge in a pear tree. Image by Xavier Romero-Frias; CCO.

12 drummers drumming: Rock chimps


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Retrofitting coal-fired power plants with MGA thermal storage could be the key to repurposing existing infrastructure to run emissions-free. Image: jplenio/Pixabay


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Advertisement for Peralia skin preparation from 1909. Wellcome Images, 2018


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Antoine Lavoisier conducting an experiment related to combustion generated by amplified sun light. Source: History of Science


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Der Alchimist by Franz Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885), oil on canvas. The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH)

Mary the Jewess or Miriam the Prophetess


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Cover of the State Pharmacopoeia of the USSR.

The new translation of the USSR’s State Pharmacopoeia gives English speakers insights into Russia’s traditional herbal remedies, while sparking pharmacological research into adaptogens, writes Larissa Fedunik.


Organic wine may be served with claims of greater health benefits and fewer toxins, but the research says otherwise, writes Larissa Fedunik.

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Australian Certified Organic Tamburlaine Sauvignon Blanc (Photo credit: KathmanduFoodies)

Larissa Fedunik-Hofman

Chemistry PhD candidate, science communicator and freelance science writer based in Sydney, Australia.

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