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What is an invasive species?

by guest blogger Owen Leigh If you live in the UK, you’ve probably heard someone call grey squirrels an invasive species. Who hasn’t heard the story of how grey squirrels hopped over from North America and sent Britain’s native red

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Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

Loud, Strange, and Weird: The Amazing Science of Sound

by guest blogger Annabelle Lopez Let’s explore the weird world of sound. To celebrate this ever-present but poorly understood phenomenon, we’re inviting you to try your luck at this sound trivia quiz (provided by London Soundproofing): Link to quiz: http://www.londonsoundproofing.co.uk/sound-quiz/

Posted in Physics

3 Reasons Why Frogs Are So Important to the Ecosystem

by guest blogger Karin, who loves finding out animal facts! You can find more animal facts here. From their sticky toes to their eyes that seem to pop, frogs have hopped into a central place in fairytales and science alike.

Posted in Biology

The science of…ghosts?

by Simon Jones G-G-Ghosts? Wait, what, science?! Well, there have been some explanations put forward for why certain places feel haunted, and why people are more likely to witness paranormal sightings in such areas. The underground vaults at Edinburgh Castle

Posted in Exploring Science, Physics

Engineering diversity and inclusion event

Science Made Simple is excited to be a strategic partner for this fab event! Find out more below. Engineering diversity and inclusion Challenging companies to deliver equality on all fronts 8 – 9 November 2018. InterContinental London – The O2

Posted in News

Are reflexes really that rapid?

written by Nia Davies, Science Made Simple work experience student Have you ever jumped away from something hot, blinked in a bright light, or blushed with embarrassment? We don’t decide to do these things, they just happen without us thinking! So

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Posted in Biology, Curriculum, Exploring Science

Why is it so Windy Outside?

By Naomi Dinmore (Intern for SMS) It’s one of those days. Things are flying away, birds are loopier than usual and there’s no point even trying to have a conversation outside (because of the utter howling in your ears). Isn’t that annoying? The

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Posted in Exploring Science, Physics

Have You Heard of Huntington’s Disease?

At science made simple, we are always eager to have guest bloggers featured on our website. This blog is written by Dr Emma Yhnell, a Health and Care Research Fellow in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University. She is

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Posted in Biology

Must-See Stargazing Events of 2018

Here at science made simple, we love sharing our passion for science, and helping others who wish to do the same! This blog post showcases an infographic developed by TelescopicWatch.com highlighting the must-see stargazing events of 2018.   ___________________________________________________________________________ We are science

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Posted in News, Space

What we did in April 2018

This April we made some Big Bubbles at The Big Bang, we provided researchers with science busking training in Zurich and we all celebrated National Tea day by having a lovely cuppa. Where have we been? A Few months ago David

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Posted in News, Science Communication