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  • What is the Higgs boson?

    Thu, 5th Jul 2012

    Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have found evidence of a new fundamental particle,...

  • What is a fungus?

    Thu, 24th May 2012

    Fungi are a biologically important, and often overlooked Kingdom of organisms. In this Nak...

  • What is an Alloy?

    Thu, 17th May 2012

    A lot of the metals we use every day, from car wheels to cutlery, are made from alloys. In...

  • What is Jetlag?

    Mon, 23rd Apr 2012

    Why do we feel tired or awake at the wrong times when we go on holiday to a different time...

  • What does a data centre do?

    Thu, 8th Mar 2012

    When companies can't back up their data themselves, they often turn to data centres. But w...

  • How do lasers work?

    Fri, 17th Feb 2012

    From DVD players and supermarket scanners to laser pointers and Bond movies, lasers are pa...

  • Why do sprouts make you fart?

    Thu, 15th Dec 2011

    Every Christmas, one vegetable divides opinion Brussels sprouts. Some of us love them, s...

  • How does autofocus work?

    Thu, 24th Nov 2011

    Millions of people now own compact digital cameras and camera phones that will automatical...

  • How is cheese made?

    Thu, 22nd Sep 2011

    Cheese is a major (and tasty) part of our diets and humans have been making it for thousan...

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