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Culinary Science: How does sous vide work?

Image credit: Anova Culinary To ensure their food is cooked to perfection, many top chefs use a method called sous vide, which is French for ‘under vacuum’. It involves sealing raw ingredients in vacuumed...

The science of anger.

How does this primal emotion override our normal thought processes? As far as we know, anger is one of the oldest and most primitive forms of emotion. It is believed to have been hard-wired...

What was the Chernobyl disaster?

Explore the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident and discover how it has made an incredible recovery When the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in 1986, it released five per cent of its 200-ton...

Explored: The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa

Discover one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages On the northern coast of Egypt, in the bustling city of Alexandria, lay the catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa. The tomb’s Arab name was given...

Plant Biology: How do seeds grow?

A single seed is bursting with powerful natural forces that allow it to grow into the tallest tree Every seed, no matter how tiny, is a just-add-water kit for new life. Kept safe within...