An incredible group of women working in poor conditions for incredible hours and minimal wages made some of the most influential discoveries in astronomy by cataloguing stars from hundreds of thousands of fragile glass photographic plates. … More Book Review: The Glass Universe
Look up and wonder, why is it blue? … More Why is the sky blue?
What do you use to get somewhere you’ve never been before? Simple. A map.
But it’s not so easy to map something 384,440 km away. … More A map of the Moon
I’ve been taking an interest in my daily step count recently. Many of us aim for the magic 10,000 a day. But what’s the science behind it all? What’s with the number 10,000? Quite honestly, there’s very little research backing the specific number 10,000, it’s just that it’s a nice round number. The only … More 10,000 steps?
Mouse models are very useful in medical research … except they can be devastating when the findings don’t translate to humans. But a new machine learning model is taking a step toward changing that. … More Discovered … in mice
Do you know much about the periodic table, or is it just a distant memory from high school? If you’re interested in learning a bit more about this iconic image of science, read on! … More A basic introduction to the periodic table
Is wearing sunscreen every single day dangerous for you, too expensive or will it actually give you brilliant skin?
… More What would happen if you wore sunscreen every day?
Quantum jumps? Instantaneously occurring, as Bohr and his quantum mechanics held, or do they take a bit more time, as Einstein suggested? … More Quantum jumps. Instantaneous or not?
Riemann’s work, first introduced on June 10th, 1854, provided the mathematical foundation of Einstein’s relativity. Without him, would we have the same level of understanding of spacetime and gravity today? … More Curved space?
The role telomerase and your telomeres play in the processes of ageing and in cancerous cells and what modern medical research is doing! … More Anti-ageing, cancer and more!