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It’s Christmas! So where are all my toys?

Think back to when you were 5 and the feeling of joy when you ran downstairs on Christmas morning and opened piles of presents and found that giant box of Lego, spending all Christmas day building houses and cars. Then … Continue reading

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DO try this at home!

1. Take 1 packet of Starburst. 2. Select a sweet at random whilst you close your eyes and pinch your nose! 3. Now this is the hard part! Place the sweet in your mouth, chew but DO NOT swallow. (Make … Continue reading

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Science Simplification in the Media: Are we getting the whole story?

I was intrigued by the mixture of opinions in the class after watching BBC online news clips during the presentation from Rachel Kerr. Debating about what was too simple; I found the “Extra hour’s sleep” clip to be just the … Continue reading

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Has Newcastle Got News For You?

Well if it’s about bees then yes! The clip from the BBC’s Have I Got News For You about the universities research on bees was fantastic, funny and enlightening, made even better by the “token” Geordie comedian Ross Noble and … Continue reading

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Doesn’t the weather just ruin everything?

Evolution, synthetic biology and the story of hip hop by Dr Adam Rutherford, the hotly anticipated talk scheduled at NEPG Research Conference. Are you excited for some hip hop? Well I was! After settling down 2 rows from the front, … Continue reading

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Did curiosity really kill the cat?

I just want to say how much of an AWESOME time I had at the Centre For Life. I’ll talk about the serious stuff later, but first I want to revel in the memories of the planetarium, dinosaurs, fossils and … Continue reading

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