The story This photo shows some of the devastation caused by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand’s South Island on September 4th.
The incredible shrinking Moon
The story Astronomers studying pictures from a NASA orbiter have announced that wrinkles on the surface of the Moon is evidence it is still geologically active and that it is not the dead, inactive lump of rock that we have previously thought.
The story: Netherlands-based firm WHIM Architecture has announced plans to take all of the plastic waste currently floating around in the Pacific Ocean and turn it into an island the size of Hawaii.
Big news on (very) small things
Many of the current science GCSE specifications require students to study nanotechnology so here are three exciting new applications to make this new area of science topical and interesting.
Fast and furious geology
I visited the Festival of Science and Arts at London’s Southbank last Friday. Part of the event is the Royal Society’s annual summer science exhibition, which gives visitors the opportunity to meet some of the scientists who are leading the country in cutting-edge research. It is well worth a visit, and you have until this […]
Is a lack of pressure to blame for World Cup exits?
For those of you who are football fans, many of the results from the group stages of the World Cup such as past winners Italy and France exiting from the competition at this early stage will have come as a surprise. Other countries (including England) have not lived up to the promise of the qualifying […]
With Glastonbury commencing on Wednesday, the festival season is well and truly underway. In this post I will attempt to use the famous music festival as a way of connecting exothermic reactions to Ozzy Osbourne (not literally). Music festivals generally involve camping and camping involves heating food over naked flames next to a highly flammable […]
Exciting new biotechnology
In order to keep science interesting and relevant to students it always good to show them the latest breakthroughs in science and in this post I’ve got a couple of examples related to cells, tissues and organs that would be suitable for KS4 and KS5 biology students.
What is the connection between custard and football?
Not the two things with the most obvious of connections I agree, but bear with me. Spare a thought if you will for all of those body parts that are going to get bashed, smashed and generally knocked around for the next few weeks. I am of course, referring to the hands, shins and other, […]
Cement gets a green makeover
Global cement production accounts for about 2 billion tonnes of CO2 every year – that’s 5% of all CO2 emissions and more than the entire aviation industry. Now a company has come up with a way of producing cement actually reduces carbon dioxide emissions.