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The dangers of loud music

How can high-volume sound cause hearing loss? The way we hear sound involves an intricate series of physical, chemical and electrical activity within our ears. An integral part of our ability to hear lies...

Motor racing suits: How are they designed?

Find out how these hi-tech overalls help to keep drivers safe When your job involves speeding around racetracks at over 200 kilometres per hour, safety is paramount. In Formula series races an accident can...

Wish List: Eco-friendly gadgets 2019

©click & grow IIc The Smart Garden 9 Growing your own herbs and vegetables is a great way to cut down on plastic packaging and reduce your carbon footprint. However, in urbanised areas access...

How do forest fires form and spread?

Forest fires burn over 4 million acres of land per year, with an average of 106,400 fires taking place. These can move up to speeds of 14 miles per hour. But what factor permits...

Call for Entries: Science Photographer of the Year 2019

Coral Architecture by Andrey Narchuk Could you be the next Science Photographer of the Year? Entries are now being accepted for The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2019. There...

The science of anger.

How does this primal emotion override our normal thought processes? As far as we know, anger is one of the oldest and most primitive forms of emotion. It is believed to have been hard-wired...

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How to spot bad science

Call out those crazy claims with our quick guide to fake facts 1. Resist clickbait Outrageous headlines get clicks, but the articles underneath don’t always back up the claims. It’s hard to summarise science...