We like to think that science has all the answers and that the more we learn the more we’ll be able to predict and control our environment. But what if there was a limit after which there’s too much uncertainty.
How do birds migrate ? And do other animals have a built in compass ? In this article we look at ‘Animal Magnetism’.
The Universe is an amazing place ! Just how amazing is hard to comprehend sometimes. In this article we look at some astounding things happening in the Crab Nebula.
What is the oldest living organism on Earth. You’ll be surprised to find that it started life before the wheel was even invented
Why is the sky dark at night ? A stupid question, surely ? … not really when you consider how the universe and space are operates.
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.
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?
We are Stardust … the chemical elements that make up our bodies, originated, with one exception, in the turbulent body of a star
Voyager I & II has a strange payload. Messages from 1977 Earth to aliens !
Nuclear fusion is the energy source of the future. It promises to be a safe, clean and supply virtually limitless energy source. But how will it likely work?
Why do so many things seem to go wrong ? Sometimes you suspect that the universe is out to get you! We need to look at some scientific theories surround something called Entropy or the “The laws of thermodynamics”
Ground Source heat pumps promise to supply most if not all the heating required for any new house without drawing ANY energy from the Electricity Grid! What are they? Ground source heat pumps use solar energy naturally stored in soil, bedrock and groundwater as a heat source. They do require electricity to operate, but efficiently produce up to five times as much heat energy for every unit of electricity they use. How does it work?A...
Zero is now so central to the way we think, and to our key technologies, that it’s hard to imagine a time before we had it.
The most accurate time piece today is an Atomic Clock. But how does it work & what’s the theory behind it ?