Space is one of the public’s favourite ‘sciencey’ things. It is beautiful, mysterious, and so preposterously large that it’s a struggle to get enough information to study. Space is actually a lot of boring empty vacuum and dark matter that is currently pretty much impossible to study or even to confirm as real. That’s why… Continue reading WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT SPACE
Science news alert! Let’s give some attention to slugs, which at the moment are somehow less depressing than the normal news. The only attention I have given to slugs in recent years is trying to prevent them from getting into the kitchen in our student house. We failed in our prevention techniques, and yes I… Continue reading Glue – A sticky subject
This week, I discovered that toast can give you cancer. TOAST. Can give you cancer. As someone who is too impatient to cook, often hungry, and a lover of Marmite, I’m sure you can imagine my dismay. Toast is a staple in my diet. I eat so much toast it should be a crime. I… Continue reading Toast can give you CANCER
A new game was launched in Finland at the end of last year: Big Bang Legends. The idea behind it is simple, to have kids learning whilst also having fun playing a game. This thinking has of course been applied before; there are numerous apps and online ‘games’ which pretend to be fun but often throw… Continue reading Can children learn particle physics?
For my first post, I thought I’d stick to what I know and talk about a chemical. Specifically: curcumin. Curcumin is one of the active compounds in turmeric, a spice which has been used for centuries in curries and is also a well-known herbal medicine. Even a quick Google for turmeric brings up hundreds of… Continue reading Turmeric – the superfood that may not be quite so super