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Demo: The Movie

“This film follows science teacher Alom Shaha as he goes on a journey to explore the use of demonstrations in science teaching. The film tells an interesting story and is primarily intended to encourage secondary science teachers to think about … Continue reading

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ExpeRimental – Bringing Science Home

“ExpeRimental, launching 17 July and brought to you by the Royal Institution, is a series of free short films that make it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with children aged four to nine. Ignite a child’s … Continue reading

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Epic Rap Battles Of History – Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye

Epic Rap Battles of History – Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye. This epic rap battle is, well, epic. It’s a rap battle between Sir Isaac Newton and Bill Nye, with a perfect cameo / putdown by Neil deGrasse Tyson. … Continue reading

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10 Misunderstood Scientific Terms

There are several words in the scientific language that have a different meaning when scientists use them compared to what other people perceive them to mean. Over at io9, they have a list of 10 scientific ideas that scientists wish … Continue reading

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AllTrials: Make Clinical Trials Count

Medicine is broken. “Thousands of clinical trials have not reported their results; some have not even been registered. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to … Continue reading

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Leon Vanstone – Science Is Not Magic

“Winner of FameLab, PhD Hypersonics Leon is a rocket scientist; he researches how air flows over things at several kilometres a second. This really only applies to rockets, re-entry vehicles, a few missiles and a plane or two. Missiles aren’t … Continue reading

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World Homeopathy Awareness Week

It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week! So what does that mean? It means everyone should promote homeopathy, and how dangerous, irresponsible, and downright scandalous it actually is, with no basis in science or health whatsoever. To get the facts on homeopathy, … Continue reading

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10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked

There are many, many, many myths surrounding cancer. Just doing a quick internet search gives you a flurry of websites all claiming to be able to cure cancer. The vast majority are either wildly inaccurate or dangerously misleading, causing more … Continue reading

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#JennyAsks; The Internet Wins

What would you answer to the simple question of: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?” Perhaps humour? Generosity? Easy-going-ness? There are many sensible ways to answer that question. However, when the asker is … Continue reading

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Marine Worms

Marine worms are creepy. Really, really creepy. One might even say nightmarish. On the flip side, they also look stunning. Alexander Semenov is an amazing photographer of creepy crawly things living in the sea. He’s just released some incredible images (like … Continue reading

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