Safety matches are a common item in every household’s kitchen drawer. They’re a simple enough concept – strike the match head against the strip and voila. But there’s actually a lot of chemistry at work in this everyday object. There are two types of matches: ones that are considered safe, and ones that… Continue reading »
We’ve all heard of fire, and see it almost every day in matches, lighters, fireworks, gas hobs, and fireplaces. But this ostensibly simple reaction is actually a complex scientific event. What is Fire Exactly? Fire is an exothermic, self-perpetuating reaction that happens when a solid, liquid or gas-phase fuel undergoes rapid oxidation. This… Continue reading »
We’ve done some digging to find a selection of the best science podcasts in 2020 to suit practically every taste. The result is this compilation of podcasts that may (or may not) enhance your science knowledge. Some are funny, some serious, some are educational, whilst others offer some light relief from hard-core science.… Continue reading »
Vitamin D is important in the process of calcium absorption by the bones. It also has an important role in immunity and neurological functions. A deficiency in vitamin D can cause loss of bone density, which eventually can lead to osteoporosis. Severe vitamin D deficiency also causes osteomalacia or softening of the bones,… Continue reading »
The artistic subculture inspired or even fuelled by LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is well-documented, but how about the science behind LSD? How and where did the drug originate? How does LSD work and how does it affect people? We’ll be answering those questions in this article. Arguably, LSD is one of the defining… Continue reading »
You’ve probably heard a few horror stories about your soda of choice. But could the seemingly unremarkable and greatly overlooked soda can be worse for you than the beverage inside? Acidity of Fizzy Drinks Soda cans have a lot going on beneath their aluminium surface. Lining their interior is a protective shield that… Continue reading »
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