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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How Does Human Memory Work?
Nov07

How Does Human Memory Work?

The human mind and human memory is truely one of the wonders of the world that we live in. Somehow experiences, knowledge can all be stored in our brain and recalled in split second almost by an unbidden instinct. In this article we look at some of the chemistry and biology (that we know of so far) behind this miracle of nature.

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Why does time go forward?
Oct21

Why does time go forward?

An odd question and an even odder answer when we say that it’s because “you can’t unspill milk or unshatter a glass”. In this article we explain what this means.

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Why do trees drop their leaves ?
Oct17

Why do trees drop their leaves ?

As the reasons roll around we accept it as a natural part of life; Autumn arrives, the days get shorter and the leaves fall from the trees. But why is it this way? Why do trees drop the very means by which they gain sustenance? Why not just hang on to them at least until the new Spring growth ?

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How do Spiders build their webs over such long distances ?
Sep30

How do Spiders build their webs over such long distances ?

Here at guernseyDonkey.com we like to ask (and try to answer), some of life’s bigger questions: What is reality, what is consciousness … “How do Spiders build their webs over such long distances ?

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The Numbers Man – Fibonacci & the Origins of our Number System
Sep05

The Numbers Man – Fibonacci & the Origins of our Number System

If ever there was a unifying World language it would be that of numbers. The 10 digits we utilise are in universal use throughout the world. You have no problem ‘conversing’ with anyone in any culture. In this article we look at the remarkable story of numbers and how one man helped to introduce them into the European ‘vocabulary’ .

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How do plants feed ?
Sep02

How do plants feed ?

How do plants feed? The answers quite ingenious … most plants create meals for themselves in the form of sugar. This process is called photosynthesis (‘photo’ meaning light and ‘synthesis’ meaning to make) in other words making food with light !

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Why is the sea salty?
Aug15

Why is the sea salty?

A litre of seawater contains about 7 teaspoons of salt – that’s about 35g. But how did it get so salty ?

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Why is the Earth’s Core Still Hot ?
Aug12

Why is the Earth’s Core Still Hot ?

We know that the Earth’s core is hot, but not how hot. Actually, even geologists don’t know exactly what the temperature is, either, but they know it is almost as hot as the sun. Now that’s hot ! In this article we look at what’s going on down there and why it’s so hot.

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Why do we need sleep?
Jul22

Why do we need sleep?

It used to be thought that there was no special reason for sleep, however we now know it does have a purpose and function, but we’re not entirely sure what it is yet. In this article we look at the probable reasons for sleep.

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