Category: Science

How does a chicken grow inside an egg?

Unscramble the fascinating fertilisation process of bird eggs Whether you boil them, scramble them or whip them into a prize-winning soufflé, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. But have...

How does organ donation work?

Discover the science behind the surgical swaps that save lives It’s often a misconception that those who require an organ transplant have in some way damaged their own body, for example, by smoking or...

How do we sense time?

The science behind why time flies when we’re having fun When you are waiting for a bus you can usually estimate how long you’ve been standing there. Our ability to keep track of time...

How to spot bad science

Call out those crazy claims with our quick guide to fake facts 1. Resist clickbait Outrageous headlines get clicks, but the articles underneath don’t always back up the claims. It’s hard to summarise science...

What’s in a name?

The biology, psychology and sociology of your name may be influencing you more than you realise Humans have an innate preference for naming shapes If you look at the characters above, which would you...

The science of rudeness

Road rage, interrupting colleagues, talking at the theatre – we are all familiar with rude behaviour, but do you know the science behind bad manners? 🤬Bad manners are contagious Other people’s behaviour can spread...

What are gemstones?

Discover the chemistry that determines the captivating colours of these crystals The most valuable crystals form within the Earth’s crust under great amounts of pressure and heat and are brought to the surface by...