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The Art & Science of Homebrewing

... brew master to ferment the finest beers in your own home. A good brewer needs to know the proper method of ... basic scientific understanding to get started. Making your own beer requires that you seek balance in the recipe and ... get used to particular recipes and want to make them your own. You ask questions such as, “How much coriander should ...

Dog scientist

Could your dog be a scientist?

... the minds of domestic dogs by asking owners, like our own Joanna Kerr, to set them simple tests and send him the ... a real bias in terms of people's perceptions of their own dogs. What we found is that actually, the data are ...

Scientist in lab

Living in a material world

... are known for getting salt and sugar confused in their own kitchens, so you can't rely on your eyes alone. There are ... between them. In the same way that you can look at your own internal bone structure by using X-rays, materials ...

The science of political correctness

... the scientific method and used it to tout about its own understanding of the universe and its ability to set ... place's of work due to comments purposefully creates its own level of fear and intimidation, but now that it is fully ...

A pigeon

How democracy works in nature

... use less energy following someone else than making their own decisions - well... all the better. It's definitely ... Watts found out -  pigeons will form a coup of their own... Isobel - When a leader of a pigeon flock had incorrect ...

Christmas Cracker

Why are Christmas cracker jokes funny?

... they're crafty plays on words and they're funny in their own way, aren't they?  Is it then that laughter is like a ... like they're starting to learn what's funny.   In my own research, we found that even by 18 to 24 months, parents, ...

Teenagers

How is science education changing?

... wasn't anything where we were actually conducting our own scientific investigations of stuff that isn't known about ... not only are these students becoming scientists in their own right, but also, this is a great potential for professors ...

Author Simon Singh who has been sued for libel following an article in which he asked whether Chiropractic was evidence based.

Silencing Our Science: SOS

... there is no legal aid for such instances, you're on your own, unless your publishers decide to help you out. All this ... In fact, why not read the article itself and form your own decision. Here's a version of Simon Singh's Guardian ...

Academic research crisis

Lost generation

... where they're supposed to be transitioning to their own laboratory, do a faculty job, to doing their own research. So the senior stage graduate student, the post ...

By using knowledge of plant photosynthesis we could soon develop new forms of renewable energy through artificial leaves.

Borrowing from nature to tap the power of the sun

... this planet. But now scientists have beaten nature at its own game by creating a semi-artificial leaf that incorporates ...

Virus

Ancient protein thwarts virus attack

... Viruses usually attack by using parts of the victim’s own cell machinery against it, so in theory, if you can ...

Plant

'Talking' Plants

... Tech have found out that parasitic plants have their own special way of communicating with their hosts. Their ...

Asteroids

Can Science Mavericks Save the World?

... a holodeck for flies and why Pythagoras was beaten to his own theorem.     Is science set up to predict or prepare ...

The buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) visiting Globe thistle. By Penny Firth.

If I move an insect in my car will it die?

... the resources of the colony, or worse, start laying their own eggs. Although sometimes nestmate recognition systems ...

Pancakes for breakfast

What makes the best breakfast?

Can your intestines grow back? How can you measure your own stress levels? How do electric eels work? Scientists ...

Smartphone hacking

Science journals getting hacked

... the journal.  Every server on the internet has its own string of numbers, it's like an address, a phone book.  ...

A heavily pregnant woman. Notice the arch in her lower back. At this time in pregnancy she will be experiencing back strain from the heavy weight she is carrying.

Why does the sense of smell heighten during pregnancy?

... not to ingest toxins and other poisons, both for her own health and for that of her foetus. Hannah - So, what ...

press and the media

From the scientists to the media

... themselves and ask them to explain it us us in their own words so we can get not only the information, the key ...

The Naked Scientists blow up a hydrogen balloon at Perth Science Festival

Australia launches national science week

... doing other things - publishing papers, and doing their own science. Getting out and communicating science is ...

Fault lines from helicopter

What causes tectonic plates to move?

... crust, you're subducting it back into the Earth under its own weight. What we're actually seeing is that the plates are ...

Publish or perish?

Publish or perish?

... fake email addresses so that they would be sent their own papers for review. And the bad behaviour is becoming more ...

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill's scientists

... point one out to you so I can describe it. So, he had his own statisticians who brought together information looking at ...

Lucid Dreaming

Can you control your dreams?

... part of the dream generation process is governed by your own thoughts and reflections while you are dreaming, you ...

The Raspberry Pi was carefully put in a polystyrene box, ready for take off!

Pi in the sky thinking

... up onto the borders of space to collect data for their own analysis... Pi in the sky thinking ...

BBC Micro computer

Computing in higher education

... for the subject by actually learning about it in their own time. It's the sort of thing that Raspberry Pi is ...