The story How long will it be before visiting space will be as common an event as boarding a flight to Spain? And will we be holidaying on Mars rather than Marbella in the future?
Bats and fats – novel ways of teaching the scientific method
Searching through the web as I do on a daily basis I come across many weird and wonderful scientific studies. You know – the kind of things that make you wonder why they bothered.
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
What’s the beef? Is cloning cows cruel?
The 7,000 people who signed a petition against cloning certainly think so. This was delivered to 10 Downing Street on Friday by 35 activists from Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and was in response to the recent news that cloned cows have entered the British food system.
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.
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.
The biggest story in science last week had to be the announcement of the ‘creation of the first synthetic life form’.
Artificial organs for sale
Repo Men is a film playing in UK cinemas at the moment. The film is set in the future, where you can buy an expensive replacement artificial organ if yours pack up. The only downside to this is if you can’t keep up the repayments, the company that supply the organs, The Union, send round […]