Can You Catch a Cold from Cold Weather?

family in snow

For years people have told their children to wrap up warm or they will fall ill, but is it really

Winter Wonderings – Why Can You See Your Breath When it is Cold?

Why can you see your breath when it is cold?

This is the first in a series of posts by Sam Gouldson called Winter Wonderings. Sam will take a closer

Science News – Womb Transplants


It has recently been announced that one of the first women to receive a womb transplant has given birth to

SCIENCE NEWS – What is Dengue Fever and Could Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Prevent It?

Mosquitoes and Dengue Fever

  Dengue (pronounced den-gee) fever affects between 50-100 million people each year, with around 25,000 people dying from the disease.

Real Life Minecraft – Cactus

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Part of our series on the features in Minecraft. If you are a Minecraft player, then you know that Cactus

Green and Growing: The Life of a Seed

Photo by Richard Thomas

    As you know, there is a vast number of different kinds of plants growing all over the world,

Under the Sea with the RRS Discovery

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  Last month the The RRS Discovery, the most advanced research ship was launched in Southampton. At £75 million it

CURIOUS CREATURES 3 – The Naked Mole Rat

naked mole rat

    The strangest creatures are, to me, The ones I love the best. The slimy, ugly and the odd

A Day In the Life Of…a Biologist

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  Ever wondered what being a biologist might be like? No two scientists work days are the same but I’m

I am Dandelion, Hear Me Roar – The Origin of Dandelion

dent de lion, dandelion

This little flower gets a raw deal, often regarded as a weed to be dug up, but it is actually

S’not Nice but Necessary – Dr Matt Knows How Noses Work


The last time Dr Matthew Piccaver wrote for Jump! Mag, it was on the topic of poo, and today he’s

Where did the Word Butterfly Come From?


Millie explained recently what etymology means, and fitting to this week’s theme of Jump! Into Biology, we are are asking ‘where


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A recent visitor to our south London garden.     The strangest creatures are, to me, The ones I love