The Chemistry of Coffee

Lucy Bell-Young

11th July 2018

Chemistry, Science

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The Chemistry of Coffee

Coffee is a cornucopia of chemical compounds. Together, they create a unique composition that gives coffee its unique smell, flavourful taste and kick of energy. So what does chemistry have to do with all of this? Chemical Composition of Coffee Coffee contains a variety of different chemicals, including over a thousand aromatic compounds. Of course,… Continue reading »

What Happens To Your Body On a Plane?

Lucy Bell-Young

20th June 2018

Science

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What Happens to Your Body on a Plane?

The ear-popping, skin-drying, head-throbbing and bad-tasting experience of travelling on a plane can be put down to a number of causes. Our bodies go through a lot of changes when we’re flying high, and today we’re looking at what science has to say about that long-haul hangover. Altitude Sickness Altitude sickness happens when you arrive… Continue reading »

The Smell of Spring

Lucy Bell-Young

16th May 2018

Science

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The Smell of Spring

Go outside. Take a deep breath. Smell that? The earthy aroma of plants and rain is everywhere. The weather may still be a little capricious this year, but these smells tell us that spring is definitely – and literally – in the air. Smells like Spring Spirit Seasons are detected by more than just a… Continue reading »