Chemical reactions occur all around us all the time. They’re really fast because the molecules move so fast. But as you drop the temperature, these same molecules begin to slow down. Not particularly noticeably at first … the bigger thing you’ll notice is the reactions happen less frequently (the rate of reaction decreases) because there’s … More Super-cold Chemistry
Farting isn’t a topic we discuss much, so it’s quite reasonable to wonder where the sometimes embarrassing gas comes from! … More Why do we fart?
Did you ever wish you could take your pet with you to school? Well, new research suggests that it might even be beneficial for your academic performance! … More Dogs in school … to improve reading performance?
Phones: a brief history of the devices that are so ubiquitous today. From operators and wires to touchscreens … they’ve certainly evolved. … More Phones: a brief history
Are you vegetarian or vegan? Or know someone who is and wonder about their health outcomes and what the environmental impact is? Science weighs in. … More Vegetarian & Vegan: the pros and cons
Ever decided on all your New Year’s Resolutions and felt amazing? Only to feel awful in a few weeks when you’re sitting on the couch with your phone?
Read on about the science of goals. … More Goal-setting and achievement
What’s in tea? Is it good for you or not? Read on to find out about your daily cuppa. … More Tea: the scientific story
The uncertainty principle: a fundamental part of quantum mechanics, and a very confusing and weird one at that!
#science #quantum #physics … More The uncertainty principle
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest rising health threats. So scientists are in a race to see if we can find a “bigger gun” to fight off these deadly microbes before too long. … More New weapons in a deadly war
It’s a familiar debate. Someone makes a comment about the healthy vegetables they’re eating, only to be derisively scorned by another. “Tomato, avocado and cucumber? You’re eating fruits, not veggies!” And if you’re trying to stick to the 2 fruit, 5 veg per day, what counts as fruit and what counts as veg? Are tomatoes … More Tomato: Fruit or veg?