Tag : alice hargreaves jones

The science behind the smooch

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Be my biological Valentine: How microbes define physical attraction Kissing can mean many things to many different people. It can be an expression of mutual affection, an act of reconciliation, a desperate attempt at midnight on New Years Eve, or even a tad of Valentines haste. The notion of exchanging 80million … Read More

Unboiling an egg? You must be yolking

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There was a lot of hype about unboiling eggs last week. Yes, scientists have indeed discovered how to unboil an egg and it definitely more useful than just being a party trick. This feat would surely net the team who discovered it an Ig Nobel Prize, if it weren’t for … Read More

The Dark Web: the other side of the internet

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We think we know the internet. We think we can use it extensively and comprehensively, be that keeping up with our friends on Facebook, buying goods on Amazon, or searching the trenches of Google for quotes for that essay due tomorrow. But there’s much more to the web than the … Read More

NASA Rocket Explodes Moments After Launch

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An unmanned Antares rocket exploded shortly after launching from NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. At 6.22 pm EDT on Tuesday October 28th, the cargo-carrying rocket exploded six seconds after setting off on its mission to the International Space Station. The countdown was routine and the rocket launched … Read More

Science Debunked: Six Strange Sex Myths

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Ever wondered how many of those insane sex stories you hear during university are actually true? We’re lucky enough to live in a society where sex can be openly discussed, but there are still some absurd sexual myths told throughout the world. Funnily enough, some of them are sometimes true. … Read More

Hangovers: A scientific breakdown

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The sunlight peering through the curtain is blinding. The glass of water is a million miles away. Your stomach is inciting rebellion, and you have at least one of the following: the shakes, headache, loss of appetite, nausea or fatigue. You, my friend, have a hangover.  At least you’re not … Read More