We are used to seeing them at some stage of their life cycle, most of us remember watching them grow as tadpoles in our classrooms, and they are a common part of our ecosystem; but how much do you really know about these diverse and amazing creatures
We had no Wifi…. I’ll pause there for dramatic effect!
Can you imagine? A lightning strike knocked us out, so we had no internet, no on-line work access and…. NO NETFLIX! There were tears!
Luckily it all got
Toxin, venom and poison… are they just different words for the same thing? The answer is… sometimes yes, and sometimes no.
You see a venom can be a toxin, which can be a poison but not
This question comes in from twins Sabha and Lile, who can sometimes be found on the lovely Where Wishes Come From blog. They are two wonderful girls that are fairly
Even with the extra day the month has flown by. The year is off to a flying start … here are some of the big stories from the world of science that surfaced this month:
Have you spotted Jupiter in our lovely clear skies this week? It is very bright and visible to the naked eye. We got the kids out of bed at nine O’ clock last night just to have a look (they may have been more interested in running around in
Sometimes it is hard to agree on what to watch when we finally sit down and someone gets hold of the controls. I love that Netflix gives everyone their own profile, a glimpse into what we are each watching, and a look at how different each family member
I am very excited to share this latest project with you; this is an idea I have had for a while so I am delighted to have finally finished and published. I really hope you like it and that your junior scientists get plenty of entertainment from this
I can’t believe that January is over already, 2016 is well underway. Here are just a few stories that made the science headlines this month:
- Planet Nine is a hot topic this month… NASA remains cautious and sceptical but others are very excited and on high alert. Some are even predicting if we could live there.
Image source: Wiki Commons
- And for some really BIG news, the biggest dinosaur fossil ever found, a Titanosaur, was unveiled at the American Museum of National History. For many of us not lucky enough to be able to attend in person, we got to see this spectacular species through our tv screens, documented by the wonderful Sir David Attenborough.
- For the first time in 11 years, five planets have aligned in the morning skies: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn; Visible to the naked eye under the right conditions.
- The preying mantis got some funky 3D glasses and its own cinema, all in the name of science.
- British astronaut, Tim Peake made history as he became the first UK representative to perform a space walk. He even tweeted a space walk selfie.
I wonder what stories will unfold in February. Do you have any favourite science
Dr. Simple is back answering some more great questions; this one came in from five-year-old Cathal, who can sometimes be found over at the lovely blog Bumbles of Rice.
Cathal wants to know…
Why do we burp?
And here is what Dr. Simple has to say