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How do baleen whales feed?

Discover what the big-mouthed blue whale does when it’s time to eat. You might think the largest animal in the world, the blue whale, would feed on prey of a similar size to it, but its diet actually consists of … Continued

Could we build a real life Westworld?

Westworld is one of the most exciting science fiction series television has ever seen, but could we ever experience it for real in our lifetime?

Next-gen airplane cabins

How aeroplane seats are being upgraded to be comfier, more spacious and energy efficient. With long-haul flights often a necessity for business and leisure, passenger comfort is becoming more important than ever. The AirGo economy seat is an award-winning concept … Continued

How do chemical bonds work?

To understand the types of chemical bonding, we should first consider what the atoms of our universe are made of. To do this, we can use a simplified analogy of atomic structure by picturing an atom as a star being orbited by … Continued

Animation before the invention of film

Some of the very first inventions that simulated movement by tricking our eyes. Although this may come as a surprise to some, the animation industry was once a field dominated by mathematicians and physicists. Rather than attracting purely creative minds, … Continued

Product review: Pyrnt Pocket

Prynt Pocket is bringing back the fun of printing instant pictures but with a modern twist. Back in 1948, the first instant camera hit the shelves when Polaroid released Land Camera Model 95. Since then the instant camera has evolved … Continued

NASA completes flights to survey Arctic ice

Operation IceBridge is NASA’s biggest mission has been monitoring changes in polar ice across the western basin of the Arctic Ocean and Greenlands fastest-melting glaciers. The spring mapping survey started on March 22 and has just ended on May 2. … Continued

Jurassic fossil is the missing link in crocodile family tree

Scientists have long known the ancient seas of our Earth were home to unusual dolphin-like animals that evolved from crocodiles, but it wasn’t until the discovery of a 180 million-year-old fossil that researchers have been able to really understand their … Continued

Baby reef fish inheriting tolerance to warming oceans

Our climate is changing rapidly, and human activity is causing this change to happen even faster. We know that it is already having a devastating impact on animal populations. But there is hope for some species who have shown an … Continued