This weekend the Earth is due to be hit by a pair of solar storms that might affect radio and satellite communication. But how and why does this happen?
Dengue (pronounced den-gee) fever affects between 50-100 million people each year, with around 25,000 people dying from the disease. It’s most common in south America and[...]
We use lots of scientific words and phrases in everyday language. Often their use changes, until their meanings have become completely muddled and are very different to their scien[...]
We use lots of scientific words and phrases in everyday language. Often their use changes, until their everyday meanings have become completely muddled, and are very different to t[...]
It has been reported that a computer program has passed the famous Turing Test by pretending to be a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy called Eugene Goostman. But just what is th[...]
While there are plenty of science kits in the shops, did you know that you can do loads of science with things that you already have in your store cupboard? Science enth[...]
You may have heard something on the news recently about an exciting scientific discovery, of Quantum Entanglement and Teleportation. Sometimes it can be quite hard to untangle a ne[...]
I recently discovered this old phone in an antique shop, and realised that today's kids wouldn't recognise the sound of the dial turning.
It got me thinking about the other so[...]
Have you ever thought 'There MUST be an easier way to do this'? If you have, you are not alone. People around the world invent and re-invent products all the time. Some of them are[...]
Most scientists believe that the Universe began in a Big Bang around 14 billion years ago. The entire Universe was inside a bubble thousands of times smaller than a pinhead, and wa[...]
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