Bio Sonar Bacteria and Tackling Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs
Aug11

Bio Sonar Bacteria and Tackling Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

Bats are well known for employing sonar to find their way as they fly in the depths of darkened caves. What you may not know is that this highly evolved location finding mechanism, also called Echolocation or sometimes ‘bio sonar’, is actually used by several kinds of animals

Read More
Why Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?
May30

Why Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?

Alcohol has been used by humans for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years (see the sidebar ‘When Was Beer First Brewed’), but scientists still aren’t entirely sure how it makes us tipsy

Read More
How does soap work?
Jun17

How does soap work?

A bar of soap is a chemical miracle – a little scented block that unleashes molecular forces when dunked in water. In this article we look how this little miracle actually works.

Read More
Great British Inventions
May20

Great British Inventions

The British have always been an innovative and inventive nation. Just how inventive may surprise you. In this article we look at just four of the inventions that Britons have made without which, life today would be very different indeed : The Telephone; The Steam Engine; The Catseye and The Hypodermic Syringe

Read More
Great British Inventions
Jan14

Great British Inventions

The British have always been an innovative and inventive nation. Just how inventive may surprise you. In this article we look at just four of the inventions that Britons have made without which, life today would be very different indeed : The Marine Chronometer; Hip replacements; The Electric Motor and Waterproof Materials

Read More
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.

Read More
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 ?

Read More
Penicillin – Wonderstuff
Jun01

Penicillin – Wonderstuff

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

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest