Category: Science

10 deadly elements

Nature has many gruesomely deadly substances, but understanding them keeps us safer (Image source: Pixabay/slightly_different) Marie Curie was the first woman to win science’s highest honour, a Nobel Prize, but her work also brought her an...

What are implantable contact lenses?

You can permanently embed lenses into your eyes with a clever bit of surgery (Image credit: Martin Slavoljubovski/ Pixabay) Being able to see our surroundings clearly enhances our lives and determines what we can do....

How to see cosmic rays

Create a cloud chamber and watch subatomic particles zoom through the air in front of you 1. Prepare your tank First, you’ll need to find a large, rectangular tank – like a fish tank....

How can you improve your memory?

(Image credit: Gerd Altmann/ Pixabay) Top tips for a better memory Pay attention To move information from your short-to long-term memory, paying attention and taking the time to understand information helps. Neural circuits that help build long-lasting...

Who was Erwin Schrödinger?

Introducing the influential physicist whose cat controversy made waves across the science community (Image credit: Nobel Foundation) When you think about Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, your mind may first turn to his famous thought experiment surrounding a...

What causes a nosebleed?

How are the delicate blood vessels in your nose responsible for these unpleasant incidents? Most of us are familiar with the unpleasant sensation of a nosebleed. They are common because there are so many...

How to make the perfect pizza

The physics behind creating this tasty Italian dish (Image source: Pixabay) From its humble beginning, sold only by street vendors in the Italian city of Naples, pizza has become much more than a delicious source of cheap...

The science behind vaping

Is vaping the answer to quitting smoking, or does it cause more problems than it solves? Image source: Pixabay Created as a way to help prevent the devastating effects of smoking, over the past...