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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Making Magneto!

Cardiff HQ has an intern! Parker McLean has come all the way from Canada to gain experience working in science communication. Here is his first blog for our website! By Parker McLean With the release of the new superhero smash,

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Posted in Physics

What do we look like from the other side of the universe?

 by Zoë Gamble This blogpost has been inspired by Dr Chris North who delivered an engaging talk on this topic at Cardiff University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy Sixth Form Conference 2013 Space is big. Really, really big! The earth,

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Tangled in Mathematics?

By Leanne Gunn If you are yet to see Disney’s 2010 animated movie Tangled then you are really missing out! It is a good old fashioned fairy tale full of charming characters, frightful villains, catchy songs and frying pans… Loosely based

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Posted in Biology, Maths, Physics

Science and Space Made Simple at the Mercury Transit

By Matthew Allen On the 9th of May, 2016, a very special event occurred in our Solar System. The planet Mercury passed in between the Earth and the Sun, an event known as the Transit of Mercury. science and space made

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Posted in News, Physics, Space

The Science of Disney

Here at science made simple, we have written a string of blogs exploring the science within classic animated Disney films. So we decided to group them all together so you Disneyphiles don’t have to look far to get your fix

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Posted in Biology, Physics

Unlikely Animal Friends!

By Becca Smithers The Internet is full of unlikely animal friends, but in nature you can quite often find different species partnering up. How often does this happen in the wild? “Mutualism” is the word used to describe animals of

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Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

How to safely view the Mercury Transit

By Natasha Mendes On Monday 9th May 2016 between 12:00 Noon and 7:30pm the transit of Mercury across our Sun will be visible in the UK. Our new science made simple branch in Milton Keynes will be hosting a free

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Posted in Activity, Exploring Science, Physics, Space