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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Can science make a Spider-Man?

By Rhys L Griffiths 2016 seems to be the year where Superheroes fight. First we had Batman Vs Superman where the winner was the studio who raked in the millions of dollars it made, and the losers were the audience

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Posted in Biology, Engineering, News, Technology

“I’m Not a Scientist!” – Rainbow Activity 3: Ice Cube Drawing

By Farhin Begum Hello folks! I hope everyone has had an amazing time with  second series on “I’m not a Scientist” blog – rainbow edition! I have one more exciting activity for you and it’s easy to do with things you

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Exploring Science, Primary

From Demo to Democracy

By Wendy Sadler How science communicators can change the world… On 4th March this year I had the honour of giving the opening keynote speech at the 20th Anniversary event of SciFest Africa – a festival I have been part

Posted in Exploring Science, News, Science Communication

How Could an Elephant Fly?

By Rhys L Griffiths “But I be done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly”. Following on from the recent run of Disney science blogs, we at the science made simple office started questioning other fantastical films and the

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Posted in Biology, Exploring Science, Physics

Looking to Nature for Engineering Inspiration!

By Becca Smithers The natural world is full of incredible feats of engineering honed to near perfection through evolution by natural selection. Humans have the advantage of amazing technology and design so that we can manufacture our own versions of these

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Posted in Biology, Engineering

The Science of Optical Illusions: A trick of the mind!

  This infographic was made by Optician Jon Munro of Supersavers Opticians _____________________________________________________________________________ We are science made simple, a social enterprise who perform science, maths and engineering shows to schools, festivals and public audiences. You can find out more about

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

Genetics of the Aristocats

By Becca Smithers Sometimes in science made simple our discussions can take an interesting turn. The query was raised “how can Duchess the cat from The Aristocats have three kittens of different colours?” This blog aims to find out the genetics behind Marie, Berlioz,

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

The Real Life Jungle Book

By Rhys L Griffiths Ever since I was a child I have been obsessed with the Jungle Book. Obsessed may seem a little strong but I’m sat here wearing my Jungle Book shoes with my Jungle Book bag with a

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Posted in Biology, Exploring Science, News

The Monty Hall Problem

By Becca Smithers In 1963 a game show called “Let’s Make a Deal” surfaced in America, and was hosted by a man called Monty Hall. One of the sections of the show has caused endless mathematical debate due to it’s

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Posted in Maths

Round Ireland with a Geologist

By Rhys L Griffiths I had always wanted to travel around Ireland and now I was getting the chance! It was my first week working for science made simple and I was off on a tour of Ireland, presenting science shows… science

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Posted in Geology, News