EDUCATION

Jul
11

Summer Holiday Science – The Physics of Waves

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.

By Joanna Aitkens | Physics . Science . Uncategorized
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May
16

International Day of Light

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 […]

By Joanna Aitkens | Physics . Science
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Jun
19

Is There More To Discover About Anatomy?

Modern understanding of the structure of the human body really started with Leonardo Da Vinci. Although better known for his painting, Da Vinci was most interested in how the human body functioned and is thought to have dissected dozens of bodies to deepen his understanding of muscles, bones and tissue. He created over 700 anatomical […]

By Joanna | Anatomy . Medical Education
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Apr
26

Collaborative Learning Versus “Chalk and Talk”

For as long as we have had schools and universities, there has been a debate raging about the most effective ways of learning. Educational styles fall in and out of fashion, and one of the most common complaints by parents is that they don’t recognise the ways in which their children are being taught, and […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Mar
29

Is Sugar The Demon In Our Diet?

A few years ago we were all being told to cut out the carbs from our diet, and before that, fat was the big enemy. The latest shift in focus appears to have cast sugar as the food group to be avoided at all cost. Public Health England launched a “sugar smart app” at the […]

By Joanna | Food and Drink
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Feb
16

Nature’s Navigators – How do Pigeons, Sharks and Bees Find Their Way Home?

It is a curiosity that scientists have been working hard to crack – how is it that some animals instinctively find their way back to their base, even when sometimes they are hundreds of miles away?   Is it feasible that the carrier pigeon “carries” an internal compass?

By Joanna | Education . Science
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Feb
05

Vocal Cord Grown .. And It Can Talk!

Have you Ever Spoken Without Thinking? When you next say, “I spoke without thinking” consider that this has a dual meaning as speaking is, more often than not, something we do without giving any thought as to how our body allows us to make the desired sounds in order to talk and communicate. From first words to dying wishes, a good […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Mar
25

Snow On The Slide

Back in March 1910, two avalanches struck in in the Cascade and Selkirk Mountain ranges in less than a week: on 1 March, the Wellington avalanche killed 96 people in Washington State, United States; three days later, 62 railroad workers were killed in the Rogers Pass avalanche in British Columbia, Canada.  Lives were lost on […]

By Joanna | Physics . Science
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