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 […]
Classrooms around the world are full of students desperately seeking ways to remember facts and figures important for when they are finally tested on their knowledge of their chosen subject. Science is such that it requires a high depth of understanding and an ability to demonstrate knowledge of multiple theories. ;So how do we create […]
1. "What were Dinosaurs?" Coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen in 1842, the word 'dinosaur' is derived from the Greek and means “terrible lizard”; it refers to the awesome size of these reptiles rather than them necessarily having a scary appearance. Paleontology is the study of what fossils tell us about the ecologies of the […]
A few years ago, when the Pokémon craze was at its height, one notable aspect of the phenomenon was the ease with which so many kids were able to memorise and recall the names and properties of the bewildering range of species that populate the Pokémon zoo. Young fans were able to memorise each form’s […]
It seems that geek really is chic right now! Cult US sitcom Big Bang Theory picked up three accolades – more than any other programme – at the Critics' Choice TV Awards in Los Angeles recently. Not only was the show named best comedy series, stars Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco scooped awards for best […]
Young's Experiment with Ultrasonic Waves Our 3B Scientific team in Germany were excited to have the opportunity to launch a brand new science education kit at the MNU Federal Congress which was held in Hamburg 24-28 March 2013.
Science really gets you thinking, doesn't it? Sometimes you end up with more questions than answers! The task of finding out the answer and really grappling with the concepts of Physics can be great fun, particularly when you're part of a group and you're all trying to work together. Over on our Google+ Physics Community we noticed […]
The Guinness Book of Records named him the Greatest Living Explorer, now Sir Ranulph Fiennes is about to take on one of the last remaining polar challenges. Fiennes and his team will attempt to cross Antarctica during winter, something that has never been done before. They will encounter extreme temperatures as low as minus -90°C and […]