When I was at STFC headquarters last week, I was pleased to be recognised there as someone who helps advertise UK advances in nuclear physics. I was a little crestfallen when asked if I'd seen the UK paper in Physical Review Letters that had come out the day before, and about how it was an exciting story about nuclear astrophysics. The paper referred to was an excellent paper by the nuclear astrophysics group at York, but I had published a paper in the same journal on the same day, that seemed to have gone unnoticed. Sob. Still, go York group. I post more because I've just listened to the lead author on that York paper, Alison Laird, speak on Radio 4's Material World programme. Go check it out here!