Category Archives: Science

Why Science Is NOT ‘Just A Theory’

“Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the … Continue reading

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Stormscapes 2

“High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world. I spent May – September 2014 photographing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. This time lapse project is a … Continue reading

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RSA Shorts – What Do We Need to Know?

“The remarkable mind that brought you QI, Blackadder and Spitting Image asks one of the world’s simplest but most significant questions – what do we really need to know? What should we teach our children, and what important information should … Continue reading

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The Potsdam Gravity Potato

“Why do some places on Earth have higher gravity than others? Sometimes the reason is unknown. To help better understand the Earth’s surface, sensitive measurments by the orbiting satellites GRACE and CHAMP were used to create a map of Earth’s … Continue reading

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Periodic Table Of Elements

Ah, the periodic table. Loathed by all students having to learn it during chemistry lessons at school, but loved by many more people for the amount of information it can provide. As well as showing us all the elements we currently … Continue reading

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Flashed Face Distortion Effect

The flashed face distortion effect is a pretty cool and rather creepy optical illusion. If you show two ordinary faces side by side with a gap in between them, then rapidly change the images and stare at a cross in … Continue reading

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UK 24

“Following the success of our two data visualisations – Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies – we’ve taken a lot of time to think about where to go next – it’s been a typical case of ‘difficult second album syndrome’. … Continue reading

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