Believe it or not, people are not born with innate computer programming abilities. But how do we develop an interest in the next generation computer programmer from a young age?
Are dinosaurs really extinct? The GIST tackles some of the popular misconceptions about dinosaurs.
Hybrid cars may have been a step in the right direction, but can we really eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels altogether?
Unless you live under an impressively sized rock, you will of heard of the recent landing of NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars. But what are the possibilities for human exploration beyond the Red Planet?
A carnivorous plant of the sundew genus uses two different types of mechanisms to trap animals, new research shows. Scientists in Germany studied the sundew Drosera glanduligera to understand how this plant uses a catapult mechanism to throw flies into its sticky leaf centre where digestive enzymes break down insects to extract nutrients essential for the plant’s development.
Since regular pain killers were developed, pharmaceutical companies have been desperate to sell them to the cold-and-flu-ridden and pain-suffering public under fancy trade names such as ‘Nurofen’ and ‘Lemsip’. But are these flashy packets any more effective than the bland, generic supermarket own-brand packets?
In tough economic times and with funding for scientific research as competitive as ever, how can we be sure that we are funding the projects that will benefit society the most?
Our understanding of the universe relies on many scientific disciplines to explain its structure and evolutionary mechanisms. Over the last few decades, the emerging science of ‘astrochemistry’ has begun to gain momentum in the field of astronomy.