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What is cryptocurrency?

How do people make Bitcoin, and why is blockchain changing how we work online? You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. At the end of 2017, a boom in the market made a lot of people...

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...

Record-Breaking Weather

Discover where and when the elements have been at their most extreme 🌧Most rainfall Imagine having to mop up after getting almost two metres of rain in one day. That’s what the citizens of...

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...

Meet the world’s biggest sloth

One of the biggest land mammals that ever existed, the giant ground sloth roamed the Earth for millions of years Towering over the Cenozoic flora of South America, a sloth the size of an...

Creating Gorilla Nests

How these great apes create their leafy lodgings As the king of the apes, gorillas spend their days rambling through the lush tropical rainforests of Africa feasting on the available fruit. Troops of gorillas...