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How to solve a Rubik’s Cube

The iconic toy and famously difficult puzzle that inspired a generation To those familiar with the ingenious design of the Rubik’s cube, it may come as no surprise that this tricky structure was invented...

The Amazing Amazon

Discover Earth’s mightiest river and the rainforest wilderness that surrounds its banks The Amazon is one of Earth’s two longest rivers. It stretches an incredible 6,800 kilometres (4,225 miles) west to east across South...

Debunked: “VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM”

This dangerous myth all started when a fraudulent study led by Dr Andrew Wakefield was published in the highly respected medical journal The Lancet in 1998. He studied children diagnosed with autism after receiving...

What is the Perseid meteor shower?

Keep a look out for the annual meteor display that is hitting the sky. The Perseid meteor shower is one of amateur astronomy’s most awe-inspiring events. Every summer, from the middle of July to the end of...

Cleaning the Blood: How does dialysis work?

Dialysis machines are artificial kidneys, keeping the blood clean when the kidneys fail The kidneys have lots of jobs, but one of the most important is keeping the blood clean. Packed inside these bean-shaped...