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Why do leaves change colour in autumn?

By Becca Smithers It is officially autumn! What a beautiful time of year! All around us leaves gradually change from green to orange, brown and red. In this blog post we look at the science behind the falling leaves, do

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Mix it up! The chemistry of mixtures and separating

by Rosie Coates Mixtures are all around us, from a glass of milk, to the ink in a pen, to a bucket of sandy water at the beach. Often we’re happy for them to stay that way, but sometimes we

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Posted in Chemistry, Engineering, Exploring Science, Physics