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Can you use poo to generate power?

By Rhys L Griffiths and Peri Jones Everybody poops. In fact the human race produces over 1,000,000 tonnes of the stuff every day. With fossils fuels running out and concerns growing over the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, could

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Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Technology

Poppy presents…15th Birthday Celebrations!

Here at science made simple, we love sharing our passion for science, and helping others who wish to do the same! This blog post is written by the recent winner of out secondary category video competition, Poppy Oxberry. science made simple

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Why do we build medical scanners from sunken battleships?

By Matthew Allen Countless ships were sunk during the first and second World Wars. Many of them remain untouched at the bottom of the ocean; however, some of these ships have since been stripped of their steel, to be used in building

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Fussing Over Fusion

At science made simple, we are always eager to have guest bloggers featured on our website. This blog is written by Meirin Evans, who is gaining work experience at Cardiff University’s School of Physics & Astronomy during his summer break

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Posted in Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics

Volcanoes… To ooze or to boom?

By Leanne Gunn Volcanoes come in lots of shapes and sizes. It is all down to the style of the eruptions that they produce. Some have steep slopes and erupt with big explosions, throwing vast quantities of rock and ash high

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Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science, Geology

O Chemistree, O Chemistree!

By Becca Smithers Here at science made simple we are big fans of chemistrees in this festive season. Chemistrees are Christmas trees made out of chemistry! Here are some great examples that you can make out of clamp stands, flasks, and

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Hooray for Mole Day!

  Chemistry enthusiasts all over the world will be celebrating Mole Day between 6:02 am and 6:03 pm today!  But they aren’t commemorating the creature or undercover spies, benign tumours or even tasty sauces used in Mexican cuisine… It’s Avogadro’s constant of course!

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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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The Chemist’s Art

by Rosie Coates As the summer holidays approach you may be thinking about using your last few lessons with students this year to extend their view of chemistry beyond the curriculum, you may even (possibly) be thinking towards September and

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Exothermic and Endothermic reactions

Here at science made simple we are keen to inspire not only the next generation of scientists but also the next generation of science communicators. Supporting work experience students each year is an important part of what we do.  Our work experience

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