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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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Fancy a dip?

  Do we want it to be true? Swimming in the sea, researchers say, may have health benefits.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-25518767   Repeated dips allow the body’s reaction to the cold to lessen, meaning heart rate will remain lower, as well … Continue reading

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