Category: General Science

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The Science of Slinky Drops

Watching QI is, without fail, a great way to learn new things that make me go… “Hah that’s quite interesting!” (yeah, you saw that coming!). This time Stephen Fry was talking about slinky drops,...

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The Mutant Lobster

Last night the BBC had an interesting documentary (Nature’s Weirdest Events) which featured a really bizarre creature; the two-colored lobster, split right down the middle where one half was bright orange, and the other...

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No Neuron is an Island

No neuron is an island. It comes as no surprise that the cells that are responsible for something as profound as our thoughts, feelings and movements require a lot of support and nurture. Neurons...

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The History of Milk

Fascinating article in Nature about how our ability to consume milk evolved due to a chance genetic mutation that spread through the population, and shaped human settlement across a continent. You can read the...