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..
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.
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.
So here’s a question you might idly contemplate as you lie back one summers evening gazing into star bright night sky watching as the planets, the moon and the stars idly move on by, “Will the Earth ever stop spinning ?”
When you look at pictures of our beautiful plant you can’t help but notice the startling blue of the world’s oceans. They occupy two-thirds of the planets surface but how did they get there ?
Up until the mid 16th century the predominant view was that the Sun revolved around the Earth. It wasn’t until Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) and later Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) came along that a heliocentric model of the Solar System was able to triumph. In this article we look at the seminal moment our understanding of the Universe changed!
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.
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?
Puerile Chemistry – or “What the boys get up to in the lab” – Sexibenzarsole (and other unmentionalbe compounds)
In this article we find proof that British Chemists do have a sense of humour .. well a puerile one at least.
How Many Piano Tuners in Chigago ? – Or how to answer a question with little or no knowledge at all !
Enrico Fermi showed how a whole range of scientific questions could be answered with very little basic knowledge and 1 simple rule. In this article we look at this amazing theory.
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.
One might have thought that asking “What was the largest Dinosaur ?” would be a simple enough question. However it turns out to be a lot harder than you might think. In this article we look at a few contenders.
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’.