Category: Everyday Science

Articles that look at the science behind everyday phenomena, such as what makes methanol more toxic than ethanol, and how we determine the age of dinosaur fossils!

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Traversing The Space Between Galaxies

Inevitably humans – or our evolutionary descendants, whatever they choose to name themselves – will have to leave Earth to survive. We would have to settle on a different planet, in a different system, possibly in another galaxy. But the...

Health Benefits and Risks of Coffee

Whether you’re in a meeting, lecture, class or just working late, for a lot of people the first thing that springs to mind is coffee. As 125 million people are regular coffee drinkers, it is not surprising that it is...

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Use Or Abuse? Corticosteroids For Pain Relief

You may have heard of injured athletes who are made to ‘play through the pain barrier’ with the help of ‘injections’, these are actually corticosteroids – the gold standard of anti-inflammatory medicine. While this is somewhat of a common practice...

Vaccines, Autism, and Scientific Fraud

We live in a world where a wealth of knowledge is readily available to many. Access to this is usually just a quick click away, but – almost ironically – this convenience means we are also more likely to be...