Category: Science

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...

What is cancer?

The first step to finding a cure is understanding exactly what we’re up against You’re made up of an estimated 37.2 trillion cells, each containing an entire copy of your DNA, which consists of...

What if we could filter out all UV light?

Blocking UV would do away with skin cancer and premature ageing, but at what cost? Scientists split UV into three bands of wavelengths based on their behaviour. At the most energetic end – 100...

Marathon training

With the London Marathon not too far away, we asked the experts to explain the science behind surviving the gruelling 26.2-mile race Why don’t you run the full marathon distance in training? You’d expect...