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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Avast me hearties! Tot of rum to warm me tum…

by Gareth Smith Proofing Rum  Ahaaargh me hearties, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum – it be International Speak Like A Pirate Day, and which of us scurvy dogs wouldn’t wish to splice the mainbrace with a tot

Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science

Presenter advice

Check out our presenter advice animations created for the British Science Association. The Bristish Science Association wanted all their amazing participants at the Festival to feel comfortable about presenting and have an enjoyable experience. However presenting to a general audience can be quite daunting. With

Posted in News, Science Communication

The science behind the EXTREME ice bucket challenge!

By Wendy Sadler Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, it can’t escape your notice that a lot of people have been pouring icy water over themselves in the name of charity. We had a

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Exploring Science

The times they are a changing!

By James Piercy Earlier this summer I travelled to New Zealand to take part in the Dunedin International Science Festival.  It was great fun, and I really wanted to tell people back at home what I was up to! It

Posted in Exploring Science, Physics

How do our eyes work?

by Zoë Gamble   Many of us take our vision for granted, but have you ever wondered how this fascinating organ actually works? How do our eyes allow us to see objects as small as a human hair, or as far

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Posted in Biology, Physics