Why Do Humans Walk Upright ?
May06

Why Do Humans Walk Upright ?

This is one of those mysteries that refuse to lie down (if you’ll pardon the pun). It’s also one of those questions where there’s much debate and no clear answer. However there are some good theories that are interesting to chew over.

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How does water from the soil reach the top of trees ?
Apr04

How does water from the soil reach the top of trees ?

How does moisture from the soil reach the top of tall trees? : This is one of those questions we all think we know the answer to but you’d be surprised to know what the answer really is.

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Unusual Animal Collectives
Mar18

Unusual Animal Collectives

You’d be surprised at what the ‘official’ English collective nouns are for groups of animals, we certainly were when we looked into it.

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What mood was the Mona Lisa in?
Feb28

What mood was the Mona Lisa in?

When Leonardo da Vinci painted the famous Mona Lisa he gave her one of the most interesting of expressions. An enigmatic smile that has beguiled people for centuries. But what lies behind this expression?

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Laughter really IS the best medicine
Feb21

Laughter really IS the best medicine

Sometimes science really comes up with a way of proving something we felt was right all along. In this case researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have confirmed what the editors at Readers Digest have claimed for years – that ‘laughter really is the best medicine.

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Are you the same person you were 10 years ago ?
Oct29

Are you the same person you were 10 years ago ?

Are you the same person you were 10 years ago ? … a not unreasonable question when you consider that the cells in your body are constantly being replaced and regenerated. For example during a typical lifetime, humans get through around 900 skins and about half a dozen skeletons.

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What is the Memory Capacity of the Human Brain ?
Oct18

What is the Memory Capacity of the Human Brain ?

The human brain is a truly remarkable organ, so too is the human memory. As humans we posses a marvel of nature. An organic system capable of storing and recalling facts, figures and past events with ease and in split seconds. So, What could the memory capacity of the human brain be?

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The Origins of the Modern Moggie
Jul05

The Origins of the Modern Moggie

It may surprise you to know that the origin of the modern moggie, one of the mysteries of veterinary science, has only very recently been solved by researchers.

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Do Animals have a built in compass ?
Apr02

Do Animals have a built in compass ?

How do birds migrate ? And do other animals have a built in compass ? In this article we look at ‘Animal Magnetism’.

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What are Emotions for ?
Mar19

What are Emotions for ?

Emotions are very curious thing. Happiness, sadness, rage. What possible use could they be ?

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The Oldest Living Organism on Earth
Mar15

The Oldest Living Organism on Earth

What is the oldest living organism on Earth. You’ll be surprised to find that it started life before the wheel was even invented

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Are We Still Evolving ?
Jan29

Are We Still Evolving ?

Have our technological, biological and medical advancements to date put us out of reach of evolutions effects, or at least reduced their impact ? In this article we consider just a few of some of the ideas floating around at the moment.

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Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?
Jan15

Are We Capable of Understanding the Universe ?

The pursuit of science is based on the belief that the explanations we seek are comprehensible to the human brain. But supposing they’re not? What if no human brain is well enough equipped to understand the universe. What if we are fooling ourselves?

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Pontifications – answers to the fluff of everyday life
Oct16

Pontifications – answers to the fluff of everyday life

Answers to some of the amusing questions and fluff we muse on from time to time like : Why are typewriter keys layed out as they are ? ; How exactly does asprin find a headache ? ; Why is the Earth’s core still hot ?

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Penicillin – Wonderstuff
Jun01

Penicillin – Wonderstuff

The story of the miracle drug that we tend to take for granted today … Penicillan.

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