Category: Science

The science of fear

The biology of being afraid and why this primal emotion is key for survival (Image credit: Gisela Merkuur/Pixabay) Home alone at night, you hear a loud crash. In an instant your heart starts racing,...

The psychology of ghost encounters

Parapsychologist Dr Ciarán O’Keeffe tells us how the mind can affect encounters and a weird experience that even he can’t explain With over 30 years of experience in the field of parapsychology, Dr O’Keeffe...

What makes muscles strong?

With every simple move we make our muscle cells are working overtime Image by Łukasz Dyłka from Pixabay Moving our limbs seems like a relatively simple task. Whether it’s picking up a cup of...

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...