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national biology week

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

The science of death

By Zoë Gamble Humans have a morbid curiosity about death. Different cultures have different beliefs and traditions when it comes to ‘passing on’. And, throughout history, humans have tried find ways to extend life, or to ensure life after death.  

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Animal Adaptations

by Abigail Read Evolution is a wonderful thing: It’s thanks to evolution and the different environments we find in the UK, that we can enjoy living with a fantastic range of different plants and animals.  In this blogpost I’m going

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Your Brilliant Brain

by James Piercy   An adult brain weighs about 1.5 kg, has the texture of blancmange, and controls everything that you do and think. This remarkable machine is built of nerve cells (neurons) – about 100 billion of them! Each

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Tongues and Tastebuds

In 1901, german scientist Deiter Hanig conducted some taste research using volunteers. His results suggested that different areas of the tongue had different levels of sensitivity to different tastes. His data was re-interpretted by scientists over the 20th century, in

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The Amazing Ear

by Wendy Sadler As a music lover, I guess it’s no surprise that I am going to (ear) wax lyrical about why I think the human ear is one of the most amazing pieces of biology I have ever come

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Beyond the Biological

by Rosie Coates   Throughout Biology Week 2013, the team at science made simple are celebrating all things biological, and we’re certainly spoilt for choice when in comes to subjects for our daily blog posts. It may come as some

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Posted in Biology, Engineering, Technology