Category: Science

What’s in a name?

The biology, psychology and sociology of your name may be influencing you more than you realise Humans have an innate preference for naming shapes If you look at the characters above, which would you...

The science of rudeness

Road rage, interrupting colleagues, talking at the theatre – we are all familiar with rude behaviour, but do you know the science behind bad manners? 🤬Bad manners are contagious Other people’s behaviour can spread...

What are gemstones?

Discover the chemistry that determines the captivating colours of these crystals The most valuable crystals form within the Earth’s crust under great amounts of pressure and heat and are brought to the surface by...

7 Amazing Everyday Inventions

We take them for granted, but modern life depends on these incredible discoveries and inventions 1. Electricity: By discovering how to manipulate the flow of electrons, we triggered a technological revolution Almost everything we...

Treating cancer

There are three major types of cancer treatment: surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy 1.Chemotherapy The first chemotherapy drug was developed using mustard gas, a chemical weapon used during WWI. Scientists had noticed that the poison...