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
There’s one popular misteaching that seems to pervade : it’s our understanding of ‘the senses’ – and that is that there are only 5 of them. However if you really think about this subject a bit, its pretty obvious and quickly apparent that we have many more ways to sense the world
Another thing that we take for granted because, “that just the way it works”, but how and why does the wind blow ?
They’ve all been dead for at least 65 million years, so just finding a dinosaur can seem like a minor miracle. But if you do manage to find one is it possible to tell it’s sex ?
The five-second rule holds that it’s okay to eat an item you dropped on the ground, as long as it was there for fewer than five seconds. But is it actually okay?
Forgetfulness is irritating and can be damaging and distressing, but it may also be necessary for basic survival – so why do we forget ?
“Winter is coming,” and we all remember our parents telling us to “put a jacket on to go outside or you’ll catch a cold!” But is this true? Does being cold make you sick ?
How Did Something Come From Nothing? : Questions do not come much deeper than this and until the 1970s only theologians and philosophers felt able to take it on (plus physics students still in the bar at closing time)
Examining how Bees work and interact reveals a highly organised and efficient ‘machine’. They appear to co-operate, communicate and work together as a unit with one purpose. But given that Bees don’t seem to communicate verbally, how do they do it?
Cosmic Questions : How big is the universe? ; How fast is it expanding? ; Where is the force coming from? ; Where is the centre of the universe?
We consider some BIG questions in this article, however beware, not all the questions have what you might consider satisfactory answers.
What is Love ? : A very deep and involved question. However in this article we will restrict ourself to the scientific point of view. What is going on in our bodies, and brains when we fall in love or see the object of our inner most desires.
This is something to warm the heart of every Brexiteer, because Britain will NEVER in a million years (or even 250 of them) ever be a part of continental Europe … so read on
For centuries man has been discussing important issues with parrots, under the common misconception that these are the only other animals that can communicate as we do. But are they ?
When we say ‘the Moon’ we don’t mean OUR moon but another in our solar system. Researchers in the U.S. have got a close look at what they’re calling ‘the weirdest moon in the solar system’
Why are mathematicians so interested in prime numbers? Well it turns out that Prime numbers are the building blocks of all numbers greater than 1. That is, every number is either itself a prime, such as 2,17,53 or 673, or is the product of primes …