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Body Bugs: Why we can’t live with them

Your body contains some of the most complicated ecosystems on Earth that affect everything from digestion to your emotions Your body is teeming with life. In every nook and cranny, there are miniature ecosystems...

Getting to Grips with Geiger Counters

First developed at the turn of the 20th Century, Geiger Counters still work in much the same way. The Geiger Counter was invented by Hans Geiger and Ernest Rutherford in 1908 to detect alpha...

Where was the first cinema?

Question from Lars Whittaker Although some sources claim that l’Eden Theatre in France holds the title, no one knows for sure where the first cinema in the world was. However, the UK’s first cinema...

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure on Earth Contrary to popular belief you cannot actually see the Great Wall of China from the moon. According to scientists, trying to view...

Quiz: How well do you know your memory?

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Win a Celestron telescope worth over £200!

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Great white sharks: How do they hunt?

Explore how these ultimate hunting machines track and catch their prey The great white shark, or Carcharodon carcharias, can only be described as the largest predatory fish in the sea. But is this aquatic...