With all of the publicity surrounding the BP leak, crude oil is earning a very bad reputation indeed. Hopefully some good will come out of the tragedy by persuading governments to look more seriously at using renewable sources of energy. More
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, more delicate parts of the world’s top footballers as they endure the many matches during the World Cup that starts this Friday. More
The PB&C milkshake may look harmless enough but it has caused outrage amongst some people including UK TV chef, Jamie Oliver. Not because of its taste, which by all accounts sounds delicious (the PB&C stands for its main constituents-peanut butter and chocolate) but because this drink packs a whopping 2010 calories per serving. More
Cannabis. It seems that this drug above all others causes the most debate and controversy, especially over whether or not it should be legalised in the UK. One of the arguments for legalisation is the fact that the active chemicals in the drug (cannabinoids) have been proven to have medicinal properties. More
The video above shows the amazing gravity-defying optical illusion that won the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year Contest earlier this week.
Using optical illusions in science lessons never fails to amaze students. This particular one could be used as an engaging starter to any lesson on forces. More