Category: Science

Useless Body Parts: Vestigial organs

Why have humans and other animals stopped using certain organs and functions which were once crucial for survival? Charles Darwin is one of history’s most famous naturalists. Living in the 19th century, he became...

The human body: What are electrolytes?

We need these tiny ions to keep our muscles and nerves moving Our bodies are huge biochemical batteries, and to keep our nerves firing, our muscles moving and our hearts beating, we need to...

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...

Public swimming pools: what you don’t see

At first glance, a swimming pool might just look like a huge basin full of water, but hidden beneath the surface is a surprising amount of technology that keeps swimming pool water crystal clear....

Debunked: “VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM”

This dangerous myth all started when a fraudulent study led by Dr Andrew Wakefield was published in the highly respected medical journal The Lancet in 1998. He studied children diagnosed with autism after receiving...

Cleaning the Blood: How does dialysis work?

Dialysis machines are artificial kidneys, keeping the blood clean when the kidneys fail The kidneys have lots of jobs, but one of the most important is keeping the blood clean. Packed inside these bean-shaped...

The science behind bubble tea

Spherification puts the bubble in bubble tea To add an explosion of flavour to a dish or cocktail, chefs can use clever chemistry to create spheres of flavoured liquid. The liquid is contained inside...