For years black holes have captured the imagination of the public as well as physicists, featuring heavily in science-fiction books and films. But now it seems that they [...]
This week saw an exciting announcement from the US space agency, NASA with the safe arrival of its MAVEN spacecraft in orbit around Mars. But how did it get there and what is its [...]
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[...]
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