The story I come across a lot of science news stories (as you can imagine) and have noticed that journalists are attracted to certain topics – ones that they think have a certain ‘sexy’ appeal to their readers I imagine. Bionic body parts seems to be one of them – conjuring imagery of a future […]
The value of water
The story As human population grows and pollution levels rise, our demand for clean water increases but its supply dwindles. How long will it be before our planet cannot provide its population with enough clean water to survive? Some would say that this is already happening.. Japanese design company, Takram, was asked to design a […]
The story Researchers in California have successfully converted mouse skin cells into brain cells, eliminating the need for stem cells. It is hoped that the same procedure could be carried out on human cells, bringing the possibility of stem cell therapy for conditions such as Alzheimer’s closer to reality. This is a great story to […]
A couple of links and short lesson ideas based on recent news stories to use in lessons on fertility treatments.
Time for another seasonal post. It’s nearly Easter so you may wish to have a go at some egg-based science experiments this week. Teaching ideas For an interesting spin on a lesson on chemical reactions you could try making a ‘naked egg’, that is an egg without its shell.
Mending broken hearts
The story Hope has arrived in the UK – hope that is for the thousands of people who suffer from heart failure. You may have seen the British Heart Foundation’s new campaign on TV recently
The light fantastic
The story The Nikon Small World competition first began in 1974 and the results from the latest batch of entries were announced this week. This annual event seeks out the latest and greatest photomicrographs (photographs taken using a light microscope).
Hot news for chilli-heads
The story Britain is home to a new world-record breaker. The Infinity chilli developed by Fire Foods in Lincolnshire is the world’s hottest chilli
Would you make a good goalie?
The World Cup is finally over and to celebrate – one last football-related teaching idea: What does it take to be a great goalie? Nerves of steel, lightning-fast reactions times and perfect hand-eye coordination are top of my list. So the World’s top goalkeepers must have a great nervous system.
Big beaks help cool birds down
The story: Two scientists have collaborated in a study that suggests that the size of a bird’s beak is linked to the temperature of its natural environment. We already know that a bird’s beak is adapted for the food it eats and sometimes to attract a mate, but now it looks like it is also […]