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Will we ever run out of water?

What did you do first when you got up this morning? Perhaps you put on the kettle, or jumped into a hot steamy shower? However you like to start your day, it won’t have been long before it involved water.

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Planetary Science: Exploring Other Worlds

By Leanne Gunn Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another planet? What would it look like? How high are its mountains? Has life ever existed there? Planetary scientists are the explorers of these other worlds.

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What’s at the bottom of the ocean?

By Leanne Gunn It may seem crazy, but we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the ground beneath our oceans. Yet beneath the sea is a whole underwater landscape with valleys, mountains and even volcanoes. 

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MURFI Rover Trial: UK scientists prepare to drive rovers on Mars

By Leanne Gunn The popularity of science fiction films and books shows us that there is something very exciting about exploring other worlds and planets. For many people this stops at fiction, however, for planetary scientists, like Dr Matthew Balme and

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, Geology, News, Physics, Space

Round Ireland with a Geologist

By Rhys L Griffiths I had always wanted to travel around Ireland and now I was getting the chance! It was my first week working for science made simple and I was off on a tour of Ireland, presenting science shows… science

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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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Did the Earth Move for You?

By James Piercy Back in January I travelled to Malta to work with staff at Esplora a new science centre opening soon on the island. At about 06.00 on 13th January I was disturbed a loud noise and rattling. It only

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The Hidden Depths of the Ocean

  This infographic was created by The Water Filter Men _________________________________________________________________________ We are science made simple, a social enterprise who perform science, maths and engineering shows to schools, festivals and public audiences. You can find out more about what we

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science, Geology, Physics

Excavating the Roman Empire in Britain

  By Leanne Gunn This summer I spent two weeks working alongside 12 teenage volunteers helping to excavate part of the Arbeia Roman Rort and its surrounding settlement in South Shields, Newcastle. The project was run by an international environmental charity called Earthwatch,

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‘I’m not a Scientist..!’ – Crystals Activity 3: Crystal Sticks

By Farhin Begum Hello my fellow non-scientists (and scientists of course)! I really hope you all are enjoying my crystals activities so far! Unfortunately, this will be the last crystals activity, as there are lots of other exciting and creative things

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