The cult of celebrity may be a modern phenomenon but the interest in the love lives and romances of others has always been a human curiosity. If the gossip magazines of today had existed 860 years ago they would have been full of the lurid details of one of the most famous romances in history; that of Abélard & Héloise.
Do you really need your Brain ? : WHAT !? … A joke surely. No, this is a serious question (sort of). To see why we might ask it though we need to look at a rather strange phenomenon first observed in the 1980s.
If you’ve traveled by aeroplane to anywhere in a different time zone you’ll know the crippling effects that “jet-lag” can inflict on your body – wide awake at 3am but ready for sleep by lunchtime.
Golf is one of those games that is often seen as rather elitist. In this article we try to answer some of the questions surrounding this rather odd sport.
Doctor Doolittle may have been able to talk to the animals but what about plants ? Prince Charles is famous for his chatty behaviour towards his plant friends but, do plants ‘talk’ to each other ?
If you thought that you had a handle on all the punctuation marks in the English language then you might need to think again. In this article we look at some of the largely forgotten and esoteric punctuation symbols and characters that are technically still part of the English lexicon.
What is the largest recorded explosion you might think that it was the Hiroshima A-bomb or maybe Krakatoa? In fact the answer is neither. The largest recorded explosion occurred some 200 years ago and was a phenomenal 60,000 times the power of the Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945..
Have you ever sat at a crossroads waiting for the lights to change and idly considered “I wonder who invented traffic lights ? and why are they red, yellow and green?” In this article, we will hopefully answer those questions.
You’d think that the question “When will fossil fuels run out?” would be relatively easy to answer. However it isn’t. Doom laden predictions for the exhaustion of this most valuable of resources were even being made only a few years after the invention of the petrol engine. However there are some people claim that it, or at least ‘natural resources’, will never run out !
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.
Those cute little dimples on golf balls aren’t just for decoration. They have a very real practical use.
If you’re one of the human races few that are going to “boldly go where no man has gone before”, then keeping clean could be a problem in zero-gravity
3-D films are all the rage at the moment, but how does it work? Turns out the technology is a lot older than you might think.
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?
There are some events in history upon which turn the fate of nations. A point at which history can go either way. Battles have always played a part in defining what Britain is. Here we look at The Battles of Hastings; Agincourt ; The Spanish Armada & Waterloo.