Category: Science

The Human Body: How many cells do you have?

Estimating the number of your body’s building blocks is not as straightforward as it seems By the most recent estimates, the average human is made up of approximately 37.2 trillion cells. To put that unthinkably...

Are we still evolving?

Have culture and technology stopped evolution in its tracks? Every human alive today can trace their ancestry back to east Africa around 200,000 years ago – DNA from a single woman still exists in...

How does a chicken grow inside an egg?

Unscramble the fascinating fertilisation process of bird eggs Whether you boil them, scramble them or whip them into a prize-winning soufflé, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. But have...

How does organ donation work?

Discover the science behind the surgical swaps that save lives It’s often a misconception that those who require an organ transplant have in some way damaged their own body, for example, by smoking or...

How do we sense time?

The science behind why time flies when we’re having fun When you are waiting for a bus you can usually estimate how long you’ve been standing there. Our ability to keep track of time...

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...