The phrases "what is that in old money?" or "what's that in mph?" can often be heard up and down the country but to be honest mostly in retirement homes nowadays. It is true that some of those who grew up using Imperial measurements don't like these newfangled meters and kilograms but the clincher in... Continue Reading →
The Age of the Universe
This is quite a long read but that is both appropriate and relative because the Universe's lifespan is also long, I mean LOOOOONG. Never has the phrase "as old as time" been quite so appropriate as it is when talking about the age of Universe. It would be fair to say the Universe is long... Continue Reading →
The Extraordinary Story of Women in Science (part 2)
The top 5 female scientists. The story of these women's achievements is remarkable. We have biologists, chemists and physicists. Some recognised, most not. Can you guess the top 5?
The most embarrassing mystery in science.
Matter only makes up 4 percent of the Universe. A further 23% of the Universe is made up of dark matter and the final 73% is dark energy. Would you like to know exactly what dark matter and dark energy are? Yeah, so would scientists. That's right, they make up 96% of the Universe and we don't know what they are, more than a little embarrassing.
The Extraordinary Story of Women in Science (part 1)
Opportunities for women in science have been extremely limited, certainly up to the last 50 years or so. Even still with many organisation and schemes trying to encourage women into the sciences there is a significant gender gap between the numbers of men and women at all levels of science. That makes the achievements of... Continue Reading →
Orders of Magnitude
Uggh, scientific notation, why have I been forsaken. If this is your thought upon reading this title then don't despair. By watching the videos below, sure you may learn some scientific notation but that's not the key point in this. It shows just how big we are but also just how small we are. That's... Continue Reading →