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How dogs reduce stress

Discover the impact of these canine companions can have on our mental health (Image source: Pixabay)  Whether you have a hamster or a Great Dane, pets have provided us with comfort, friendship, exercise, protection...

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When were pubs invented?

Discover how foreign conquerors helped shape a British institution (Image source: Pixabay) When the Romans invaded Britain in 43 CE, they brought with them all the trappings of civilised living: walled cities, literacy, sanitation...

Why can I remember song lyrics for so long?

(Image credit: Michael Maasen) Question from Sarah Ross The average human brain contains about 86 billion neurons – a vast network that processes information. Memories are formed when specific connections between neurons are strengthened,...

Where is the world’s tallest waterfall?

Image source: Pixabay Discover why you might struggle to visit the tallest waterfall on Earth With their staggering power and awe-inspiring beauty, waterfalls are one of the most popular natural wonders to visit on...

How does a spacecraft take photos?

Image source: Pixabay Getting an image back to Earth from a probe can be complicated but it’s worth it in the end 1.Using filters First, the spacecraft will snap its visible image – such...

How does soap clean?

Find out how interactions between molecules help get our hands clean (Image credit: Jackmac34) Soap is an ancient concept that can be traced back to 2,800 BCE in Babylon, and the basic principle of...