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Mega-crabs

  This spooky video shows the giant red crab which have invaded Antarctic waters due to increased water temperatures: an example of how changes in non-living factors can alter the distribution of organisms.  This invasive species has the potential to destroy the delicately balanced food webs in this ecosystem.

Snakes Alive!

The story Remember, remember the 5th of November… But does anyone remember the indoor fireworks that were so popular when I was growing up?

Baby scientists

The story I received an interesting letter in the post last week inviting my two year old daughter to take part in an international research study. Feeling rather proud that scientists have realised her potential so early, I read on wondering what research they would exactly need her to carry out.

World Health Day

The story Today is World Health Day and the theme this year is antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is introducing a six-point policy package to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance in order to slow down not only its effect on the health of people today but to safeguard the effectiveness of antibiotics […]

Easter eggs-periments

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

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

(or Happy New Year!) The story Thursday (3rd February) will be the start of the Chinese New Year. On this night will be a full moon (good night for moon-watching) and the celebrations will end 15 days later when the lunar cycle is halfway through and there will be a new moon (not such a […]

Science at the movies

The story A story making its way around the web at the moment is that NASA has compiled a list of the best and worst science movies ever made. 

It’ll be raining cats and dogs next…

The story Residents in a small town in Arkansas, USA started of their New Year with a bit of a mystery. Over 3000 dead blackbirds fell from the sky on New Year’s Eve and experts are still not sure what caused it.

It's Christmas!!

A very short post today as the pre-chrimbo lethargy is settling in as I suspect it is in most schools across the country. However, I am aware that you may need some lessons to keep the children both entertained and educated so I present you with a couple of Christmas-themed physics lesson ideas which are […]

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