Category: Science

What is the diving reflex?

Your body’s reaction to water that prevents you from drowning (Image source: Pixabay) The diving reflex is a physiological response triggered by immersion in water that evolved to protect mammals from drowning. It is...

Why do kids hate broccoli?

The world’s most contentious culinary debates solved by science (Image credit: Leilani Angel) 1. Why do kids hate broccoli? Broccoli contains a glucosinolate compound that makes it taste bitter. The human gene TAS2R38 is...

How dogs reduce stress

Discover the impact of these canine companions can have on our mental health (Image source: Pixabay)  Whether you have a hamster or a Great Dane, pets have provided us with comfort, friendship, exercise, protection...

How does soap clean?

Find out how interactions between molecules help get our hands clean (Image credit: Jackmac34) Soap is an ancient concept that can be traced back to 2,800 BCE in Babylon, and the basic principle of...

How to make a periscope

Look around corners and over walls with this awesome periscope you can make at home 1. Create the tube  The first thing you will need to do is create a tube in which your...

British experiments that changed the world

During British Science Week, take a look back at investigations that shaped science, providing the fundamental knowledge we rely on today 1. Cavendish weighs the world (Image credit: Ed Crooks) Not only did the...