Author: Scott Dutfield

What are E numbers?

Image source: Pixabay There are thousands of additives used in food, ranging from coloured spices to acid preservatives. With some being much more harmful than others, how are you supposed to differentiate between them?...

How do fishing rods work?

How rods, reels, lines and lures help us catch fish Image source: Pixabay Fishing is an ancient practice at least 40,000 years old, with archaeological finds including hooks made from bone dated as far...

On board the Hawk

The dual-control training jet that helps the next generation of pilots prepare for combat Image source: Getty Images Getting into the cockpit of a jet engine aircraft for the first time is a daunting...

Inside the Tiger tank

Nazi Germany’s ultimate heavy panzer was designed to strike a decisive blow for the Third Reich The Panzerkampfwagen VI, more commonly known as the Tiger I, was developed in the early 1940s with the...

What was shopping like in ancient Rome?

Trajan’s Market is one of the first known shopping malls Image Credit: Getty Images Silks, spices, meat – the Romans could buy all this and more from Trajan’s Market. This multi-storey, semi-circular complex of...

How is food genetically modified?

Explore the production of human-made food perfection that takes place in science labs Image Source: Pixabay The majority of what we eat has been sourced from farms and factories which breed and produce especially...

How to make a solar tower

Investigate air density and find out how heat can create power 1. Make your fan You’ll need a rectangle of black card around 30 centimetres long and 25 centimetres wide. You’ll also need a...

What is the shipping forecast?

150 years after its maiden broadcast, the first public weather forecast system is still responsible for saving lives at sea Image source: Pixabay In late October of 1859 the iron-hulled Victorian ship Royal Charter...

How are planets made?

Discover how the dust and gas swirling around a newly formed star coalesces into a planetary system Planet formation is a spinoff – literally – of star formation. Stars are born in interstellar space,...