Category: Science

Inside the human foot

One of the first things we learn to do is walk, but how exactly do we move from heel to toe? (Image source: Pixabay) With every step we take, a set of biological cogs...

Why do we lie?

It’s not just bad behaviour – deception is a product of evolution and it gives your brain a real workout Image credit: Getty images Your dog really did eat your homework, and you have...

How to create a rainbow

With a few simple items, you can create a rainbow on your wall at home 1. Set up your bowl To create your rainbow, the first step is to find a shallow bowl and...

What are eye floaters?

Discover what causes these optical oddities (Image credit: Marina Vitale) Gazing up at clear blue skies can sometimes be interrupted by what appear to be bouncing squiggles of dust that evade our attempts to...

Why do we have body hair?

Some have more of it than others, but what is the purpose of our hairy patches? (Image source: Pixabay) Body hair is not there by chance – it has played a vital role in...

Coronavirus: How YOU can help

A new study seeks to understand who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and it needs your help Led by Queen Mary University of London, COVIDENCE-UK is a new study hoping to recruit...

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Inside the body of a runner

Image source: Pixabay How endurance runners push their bodies to the limit, changing their physiology forever A marathon is one of the toughest endurance running events on the planet, but race day is just...

How to grow your own geodes

Create crystals inside eggshells to make these wonderful geode-like structures at home 1.Break the egg First, you need to carefully break some eggs as close to the narrow end as you can manage. This...

Why do certain smells bring back memories?

Image source: Pixabay Why do certain scents take you straight back to the past? The nose can pick up thousands of different chemical signals, allowing us to detect millions of different smells. Some of...