Ultrasound Can Be Used To Age Liquor In Days Rather Than Years

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech

It normally takes years for brandy to mature, but researchers claim to have found a novel way to cut the process down to just a few days. The miracle ...

Scientists Have Created A Compound That Could Rewrite One Of The Basic Rules Of Chemistry

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

If you can remember any of your basic chemistry (we can’t) you will recall that helium holds a special place in the periodic table for being complet...

Scientist Claim To Have Created The Rarest Material On The Planet: Metallic Hydrogen

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech

Around 80 years ago it was theorised that with enough pressure, you could in fact transform hydrogen into a metal. Well now two scientists at Harvard ...

Scientists Are Creating A Database Of Farting Animals

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

What’s the best way of getting the public to engage with science on social media? Talk about farting animals. That’s the thinking behind the hasht...

Are You Considering A New Year, New (Teaching) Career?

Mat Galvin | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.

This Is How Psychedelics Could Change People's Minds - On Drugs Policy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

For tireless drugs campaigner Amanda Feilding, the past 45 years feel almost as though they’ve been frozen. While there were a vast number of resear...

The World Is One Step Closer To Using Heat As An Electricity Source

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech

Humans have moved one step closer to creating a device that could convert heat into a potential source of electricity. In a world that relies so heavi...

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

Making the Case for Science: An Interview With Sir Venki Ramakrishnan

Alex Jackson | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Alex Jackson

Following in the footsteps of eminent scientific figures like Isaac Newton and Ernest Rutherford is no easy feat, yet two months into his five-year presidency at the Royal Society, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan is taking it all in his stride.

Five Surprising Findings About Death and Dying

Jonathan Jong | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Jong

Few of us find taxes exciting, but death - even just thinking about it - affects us profoundly in many different ways. This is why researchers across so many different fields study it from their perspectives. Here are five research findings - biochemical, medical, genetic, sociological and psychological - that you may not be aware of.

Rockets and Humour: Three Amusing Anecdotes

Thomas Moorton | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

"A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume it will explode." - Letter to the Editors of Astronautics, 1937 I'm sure tha...

This Homemade Laser Shotgun Is Stupidly Dangerous

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Drake Anthony's latest YouTube entry should be prefaced with 'don't try this at home.' The 22-year-old self-proclaimed 'DIY laser guy' has a YouTub...

Don't Forget the Girls: Breaking Down the Gender Barrier Starts at Home

Olympia Brown | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Olympia Brown

I can only hope that small changes in perception, attitude and most of all confidence like these, repeated over and over again in homes across the world, will result in more girls feeling more confident about science, and families feeling more positive (and less scared!) of tackling a science activity themselves.

Should the Private Tutoring Industry be Regulated?

Alex Dyer | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...

Signs Of Organic Chemistry Found At The Centre Of The Galaxy

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an unsettlingly complex molecule at the centre of our galaxy which could hint at the beginning of life-forming chemistry. ...

Student Makes Impressively Clever Chemistry Joke In Yearbook, Gets Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Instead of hiring her on the spot as the next chemistry teacher, a school has suspended one of its students who made a damn clever periodic table joke...

This New Material Is Lighter Than Water, Stronger Than Steel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

A new material has been developed which is said to be both lighter than water, and stronger than steel. The bone-like stuff was created by Jens Bau...

Nature's Invisible Dances

Dr David R. Glowacki | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr David R. Glowacki

Understanding the invisible dances taking place on tiny scales in nature has profound impacts for our everyday lives. For example, understanding the dances of cells, molecules, atoms, and electrons allows us to make strides developing important technologies in areas like medicine and mobile communications.

New Element Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered a new 'super-heavy' element - despite it being featured in computer games for years. The new find has an atomic number ...

WATCH: 10 Chemistry Lesson Experiments Which Went Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

So by now you should have all seen the teacher who set the fire sprinklers off after his experiment got a tad out of hand (if you haven't, watch it). ...

WATCH: Teacher's Chemistry Experiment Takes A Turn For The Worst

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's embarrassing enough when you accidentally set off the fire sprinklers during a chemistry class, and even more so if you're the teacher. It all...

Halabja and the Dangers of Mustard Gas

Michael Freemantle | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Mustard gas is actually not a gas but a thick viscous liquid that can remain on the ground for years when conditions are right. The chemical releases a vapour that is either odourless or smells of mustard depending on the purity of the liquid.

Yasser Arafat, Polonium Poisoning and the Curies

Michael Freemantle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Polonium is a silver-grey metallic chemical element that can exist as 33 different species known as isotopes. All 33 isotopes are radioactive. The one that is suspected of killing Arafat is polonium-210, the same isotope that killed the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Theory Under Pressure Skates on Thin Ice

David Bradley | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech
David Bradley

Countless science teachers, textbooks and fans of ice skating will tell you that ice melts under pressure. Unfortunately it is simply not true.

Where Are All the Girls?

Dr Peter Wothers | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Peter Wothers

This is something we regularly see during our admissions rounds - the consistently low proportion of girls applying for the physical sciences, maths, computer science, and engineering.