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The science of tea

Five essential steps to creating the perfect cuppa – explained by science   1. Tea bag or loose-leaf? Loose-leaf tea is best, as the leaves can swirl around more and infuse. However, if you...

Why is chocolate bad for animals?

Nearly all humans love chocolate, it gives us immense pleasure when we devour it and contains nothing that is directly harmful too us, unless you include the fat and sugar that can be detrimental...

How do bagpipes work?

The sound of Scotland’s national instrument is unmistakable, but how is it produced? Throughout the Highlands of Scotland, the distinctive bellowing of tartan pipes can be heard cascading through the air. Bagpipes have been...

How did Brexit happen?

From membership to separation, here are the key moments that have led to the UK’s divorce from the European Union 1957 The European Economic Community (EEC), also known as the Common Market, is formed....

What is a weather bomb?

Learn how intense low-pressure systems drop severe weather on us When a storm hits, meteorologists may refer to it as a weather bomb, but this isn’t just a dramatic name given to all severe...

How do massage chairs work?

Sit down and get comfy. It’s time to learn about massage chairs (Image credit: Home Quality) Relaxing after a long day of school or work can be tough. But with some smart tech, massage...