Author: Scott Dutfield

The Amazing Amazon

Discover Earth’s mightiest river and the rainforest wilderness that surrounds its banks The Amazon is one of Earth’s two longest rivers. It stretches an incredible 6,800 kilometres (4,225 miles) west to east across South...

Cleaning the Blood: How does dialysis work?

Dialysis machines are artificial kidneys, keeping the blood clean when the kidneys fail The kidneys have lots of jobs, but one of the most important is keeping the blood clean. Packed inside these bean-shaped...

How does an abacus work?

The ancient calculators that made complex sums simple Before the invention of the written Hindu-Arabic numerical system that is still used worldwide today, ancient mathematicians performed complex calculations using an abacus. The device is...

The science behind bubble tea

Spherification puts the bubble in bubble tea To add an explosion of flavour to a dish or cocktail, chefs can use clever chemistry to create spheres of flavoured liquid. The liquid is contained inside...

Wish list: Summer gadgets 2019

©snapchat Spectacles 2 (Nico/Veronica) Sunglasses are a must while enjoying the summer Sun. However, with Spectacles 2 by Snapchat, wearers are able to not only protect their eyes but safely record their fun in...

The Future of Medicine: Electroceuticals

Should we ditch drugs to make way for an electrical alternative? A great many of us often don’t think twice about popping a pill to treat a chronic condition. The most up-to-date data from...