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How to fight stress in the lead up to your GCSEs

This article is written by guest blogger Gemma Lee. At science made simple we welcome content from external writers who want to share their love of science with a wider audience! ________________________________________________________________________ Exam time is surely one of the most stressful

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

Why is wasabi so hot?

by Wendy Sadler A mouth-watering piece of fresh salmon sat smothered in green wasabi. You taste it and suddenly your head starts to itch and your sinuses go berserk. It’s an incredible zingy, fresh feeling but why on earth should

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Understanding Stem Cell Research

by Zoë Gamble The words ‘stem cells‘ should be familiar to most people, but what may not be familiar is what they actually are, and how they are used in research. Media coverage on embryonic stem cells in particular (stem cells

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The Science of Ultrasound in Pregnancy

Seeing a positive result on a pregnancy test for the first time was a moment I’ll always remember. Like other mums-to-be I’m sure, I began wondering whether my baby was healthy, and started looking forward to having a scan so

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Strengthening Muscle

By Becca Smithers What are muscles? There are three types of muscle in the human body: smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. This blog will focus on skeletal muscle, to find out more about smooth and cardiac muscle, read Zoë‘s blog here.

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How many fruit and nut chocolate bars for my five a day?

By Natasha Mendes Mmm chocolate! Fruit and nut chocolate bars, a hot drink enjoyed by the fire… There is something about these cold, dark winter months that encourage me to overindulge. It can’t be all bad for me, right? One

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Microorganisms: making our food delicious!

By Becca Smithers Lots of our food and drink are produced with the help of microorganisms! These bacteria and fungi break down sugars in food and drink and convert them to acids, gases, or alcohols. This process is called fermentation.

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Donkeys.

By Rhys L Griffiths A few weeks ago, we at science made simple decided to celebrate Donkey Fact Friday. We posted donkey facts on our Facebook page throughout the day so people could learn what wonderful and fascinating creatures donkeys

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How does the heart work?

By Zoë Gamble Something I’ll never forget is doing human dissection in my second year of university. Walking into the dissection room for the first time, we were confronted with six bodies on six metal tables, and a very distinctive smell.

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World Ballet Day – The science of ballet

By Zoë Gamble Ballet and science – my two favourite things! As well as being a full-time presenter for science made simple, I also teach ballet.  In honour of World Ballet Day, I decided to merge my favourite things, and

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