One of the world’s most dangerous places to have a baby is the small African nation of Sierra Leone. Maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone see 1,360 mothers dying per 100,000 live births. This is the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with countries such as Finland or Greece at the other end of […]
Many of us will be spending our summer holidays on the beach, making sandcastles and dipping our toes in the ocean. But have you pondered questions such as where do breakers come from and why is the sea blue in the first place? These questions can be answered with one word – waves.
It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]
If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]
Have you ever played the game ‘Who Am I?’ It’s a guessing game where you use the traits and characteristics of famous or historical people to score points for your team. You place nametags on the backs of each player and each person has to figure out which famous person they are, only asking ‘Yes’ […]
16th May sees the fourth annual International Day of Light, a worldwide event organised by the United Nations to celebrate the importance of light in science, technology and art. The idea stemmed from the Year of Light held in 2015, which saw over 13,000 events held in 147 countries across the world. The Day of Light […]
We’ve all heard of Florence Nightingale, the pioneering Lady with the Lamp. During a time when most English women of her class were spending their time embroidering, reading and looking for a suitable husband, Florence was laying the foundations for modern nursing practice. Many of the strategies and treatments which Florence and her team employed […]
A decade ago, a DNA test was only something you undertook in very specific situations – when the paternity of a baby was disputed, for example. Our increased understanding of DNA and the wider availability of testing kits has made testing for a whole range of other reasons both affordable and practical, with companies such […]