What is the Gaia hypothesis?
Aug25

What is the Gaia hypothesis?

You may have heard of the name ‘Gaia’ as the personification of the Earth, or mother Earth. But in this article we look at a serious hypothesis that relates to mother Earth as if she ‘acts’ as part of a global system.

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The Clock inside the Rock – How do they date ancient rock ?
Aug14

The Clock inside the Rock – How do they date ancient rock ?

Geologist often trot out some incredible facts without a second thought – “This rock is 4.4 billion years old…” said geologist Simon Wilde in 2001 as he introduced the oldest known piece of the Earth, but how did he know?

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Shock Scientific Discovery – “Men & Women are Different”
Aug11

Shock Scientific Discovery – “Men & Women are Different”

Sometimes science has a strange way of proving what every body else has known all along, so here it is : Apparently “Men and Women are different”. Not only that but their brains are wired differently!

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How do Sunflowers and other plants track and always face the Sun?
Jul24

How do Sunflowers and other plants track and always face the Sun?

Sunflowers are among several plant species – especially desert plants – that have the ability to either grow or move in response to stimuli from sunlight to maximise the amount of direct solar radiation received for photosynthesis and growth. Here’s how they do it.

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Slugs (and vampires) watch out! – Eco friendly ways to kill them
Jul21

Slugs (and vampires) watch out! – Eco friendly ways to kill them

Slugs (and vampires) watch out! – Researchers at Newcastle University have found eco friendly ways to kill them.

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How To Talk To Fish
Jul17

How To Talk To Fish

If you have the opportunity to speak with any fish, I suggest you don’t choose herring. Herring communicate by shooting a burst of bubbles out of their anus. In this article we look at Fish Communications.

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How are fossils formed?
May12

How are fossils formed?

When animals, plants and other organisms die, they typically decay completely. But sometimes, when the conditions are just right, they’re preserved as fossils. In this article we take a look at how that process occurs.

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Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?
May05

Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip?

Is the Earth’s magnetic field about to flip? – As it says on the cover of venerable “Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy … “DON’T PANIC” (yet). But here’s a curious thing : The strength of the Earth’s magnetic field has decreased by 10% over the last 150 years.

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How is the Caloric Value of Food Measured?
May01

How is the Caloric Value of Food Measured?

The Caloric value of food appears everywhere today. It’s almost as if there’s some malevolent conspiracy to make us feel bad about that chocolate bar or bag of crisps we like to snack on. But how do they estimate the calorific values and is it very accurate ?

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Half Animal, Half Plant and Totally Tasty on Toast – Fungi
Apr21

Half Animal, Half Plant and Totally Tasty on Toast – Fungi

When you eat mushrooms à la Grecque or a truffle omelette, you may have thought that you are eating a vegetable. But you aren’t.Fungi were thought for many years to be plants, members of the vegetable kingdom with a few peculiarities. But modern science has shown that they are not.

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Seeing Neutrinos
Apr03

Seeing Neutrinos

What would you say if we said that you were able to see Neutrinos – small sub-atomic particles – with the naked eye.I don’t think you’d believe us. So it will come as a surprise that one of the smallest and lightest of particles can be observed by anyone with a pair of eyes.

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What can you eat that uses up more calories than it gives ?
Mar03

What can you eat that uses up more calories than it gives ?

The perennial question, if you happen to find yourself overweight and contemplating the not so nice prospect of going on a calorie controlled diet is always : What can you eat that uses up more calories than it gives?

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How was the Moon Formed
Feb10

How was the Moon Formed

How and when did the Earth acquire the Moon? Much light has been shed since the Apollo moon landings and more recently when super-computers have enabled more detailed modelling to take place.

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Can Our Bodies Can Predict The Future ?
Feb06

Can Our Bodies Can Predict The Future ?

Following on from our earlier “Is free will an illusion ?” we look here at a new study that claims that “Our Bodies Can Predict The Future!” – or at least people’s bodies know a big event is coming just before it happens.

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How do Immunization Vaccines Work ?
Jan30

How do Immunization Vaccines Work ?

So how do those scary injections that the nurse at the surgery give you really work ?

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