Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bring out your inner child… and stick some goggles on it.

 It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of children. They’re sticky, they’re loud and they’re annoying. That being said, the job descriptions given to us by Roy and Eileen from the Discovery and Great Hancock Museums would tempt … Continue reading

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Don’t words your muddle up

A teacher at school once told me ‘if you can’t explain it to a 10 year old you don’t understand it yourself’. Since then I have applied this piece of knowledge on many occasions; be it from attempting to explain … Continue reading

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How does it glow?

As a child, my favourite four words were ‘glow in the dark’. I decided to find the answer to an almost lifelong question; how does it glow?   Things glow in the dark contain phosphors, which when ‘charged’ by a … Continue reading

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Three parent babies?

  A recent lecture by Karen Bridwell mentioned an article that left me intrigued. In the lecture she mentioned that the headline was due to governmental bodies stopping the use of a new IVF technique. The controversial title seems aimed … Continue reading

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Teach first

Teach first is a UK based charity which believes every child should have access to a great education, regardless of their family background. Studies have shown that a huge proportion of ‘free school meals children’ do not gain any GCSE … Continue reading

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Science in Hollywood

A large proportion of people want to absorb a news story as fast as possible; then maybe investigate further after work. BBC news online often allows us to get the best chunks of an article presented to us using videos. … Continue reading

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All about the media game

  In today’s world, people get their news from a huge range of sources. It has never been so easy to access the most recent, interesting information.   A recent talk by Karen Bridwell made me consider the benefits that … Continue reading

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