Freshly Baked Science

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15th August 2019

Make yourself less susceptible to mental illness by simply going outside for a quick stroll... why not take a friend?

WALK TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH

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9th July 2019

Chances are that you've had at least one x-ray in your lifetime, but have you ever wondered how they see inside you?

HOW DO X-RAYS WORK?

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6th June 2019

How is climate change happening and what is it doing to our planet? Hint: It's not just changing the temperature.

EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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25th April 2019

How clean is the water that you drink?  Come and hear about Gitanjali's technology that can detect lead in water!

TACKLING LEAD IN WATER

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25th March 2019

The very same virus that causes cold sores has been found to treat certain types of cancer! Find out more here.

FROM COLD SORES TO CANCER CURES

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14th March 2019

It's time to find out if going out without a coat is really the cause of catching those pesky colds in winter!

WHY DO WE CATCH COLDS IN WINTER?

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1st March 2019

Whooping cough was once a disease of the past but is now in our present and future. What has caused this disease to come back? 

WHOOPING COUGH IS BACK

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28th February 2019

How would you cope without a satnav or map? Whales make it look easy, migrating over 5000km every year without getting lost!

HUMPBACK WHALE NAVIGATION

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16th February 2019

The anti-vax community seems to be ever-growing, with some potentially dangerous outcomes. 

THE FACTS ABOUT ANTI-VAX

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12th February 2019

How come we can ignore our clothes touching our skin, but when someone shouts numbers while we count, it makes it impossible?

BLOCKING OUT DISTRACTIONS

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30th January 2019

A lot of us tend to feel the effects of winter. So, what is it about this time of year that can make us feel so sluggish?

WHY THE WINTER BLUES?

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23rd January 2019

Tears are always needed to protect the eye, but there is a difference between these tears and the tears we cry when we're sad.

WHY DO WE CRY?

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17th January 2019

Babies kicking in the womb is a precious moment, but why do they do it? HINT: It's not because they're restless!

WHY DO BABIES KICK IN THE WOMB?

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5th January 2019

Corals are often viewed as vulnerable victims of global warming, but check out the incredible way that they hunt for their food!

FRAGILE PREDATORS

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23rd December 2018

How do figure skater stay balanced while they glide along the ice and perform their intricate tricks and turns?

PHYSICS OF ICE SKATING

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21st December 2018

Making perfect meringues takes a lot of skill and scientific knowledge. Here are our top tips for perfect meringues every time!

HOW TO: MAKE PERFECT MERINGUES

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19th December 2018

Making snowballs isn't as easy as it may seem and understanding the physics behind it will guarantee you perfect snowballs!

PHYSICS OF SNOWBALLS

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17th December 2018

Making a sturdy gingerbread house takes some engineering knowledge. We've broken it down into easy steps to a perfect gingerbread house.

GINGERBREAD HOUSES

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14th December 2018

This cool experiment doubles as a super pretty Christmas decoration! The great thing about this is you can make any shape too!

EXPERIMENT: CRYSTAL CANDY CANES

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12th December 2018

Rudolph is by far the most famous reindeer due to his bright red nose! So what could possibly cause this?

RUDOLPH'S RED NOSE

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10th December 2018

You may have noticed that when you buy chocolate coated food from the shop, it's always so smooth and round! How do they do it?

HOW TO: CHOCOLATE COAT

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8th December 2018

Bungee jumping is a sport for adrenaline junkies, but how exactly does the jump work? The simple answer is physics!

PHYSICS OF BUNGEE JUMPING

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6th December 2018

Let's be honest, nearly all of us have turned the shower into a karaoke stage! Why is it that we all choose the shower as the venue?

SINGING IN THE SHOWER

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4th December 2018

There's a reason why humans don't live in Antarctica but penguins do. They have special adaptations to help them survive the cold!

PENGUIN ADAPTATIONS

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2nd December 2018

Luckily testing on animals for cosmetics is now illegal in the UK, but why did we use to do it and what methods did they use?

TESTING ON ANIMALS

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12th November 2018

Is it possible to grow vegetables in space? NASA have been experimenting to find the answers! Let's hope astronauts have green fingers!

SAVE SPACE FOR GREENS

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29th October 2018

Did you know that turtles haven't always been able to hide in their shells? Click here to take a look at their evolution!

TURTLEY AWESOME

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20th October 2018

We all use keys on a daily basis, but how do they actually work? We've broken down the mechanics for you, so take a look!

UNDER LOCK & KEY

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11th October 2018

Although bats aren't blind, they do fly at night and need to be able to see! So how do they do it? 

AS BLIND AS A BAT

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24th September 2018

It's true that animals appreciate music, but science shows that you may be playing them all the wrong things!

DOES YOUR PET ENJOY MUSIC?

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5th September 2018

Onions are well known for making us cry but why do they do it and how can we stop it happening?

HOLDING BACK THE TEARS

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31st July 2018

To celebrate the new Mamma Mia film, we've taken a look at how Sophie could find her real Dad through paternity tests!

WHO'S THE DADDY?

17th July 2018

We know that lions roar to show authority, but did  you know humans can do the same thing? We can judge size by vocalisation!

HUMANS ROAR- NOW WE KNOW WHY

7th July 2018

You may have tried popping candy before, but do you know why it goes so wild as soon as it enters your mouth?

POPPING THE QUESTION

15th June 2018

Humans are becoming a threat to animals and in response, they are becoming nocturnal to avoid them!

ANIMALS WANT TO ROCK & ROLL ALL NIGHT

14th June 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has just been released, but how were the dinosaurs bought to life?

BREAKING THE GENETIC CODE

4th June 2018

Harry and Meghan's wedding was big news, but we're more interested in the future royal baby! Will be ginger or not? Find out here!

LOVE IS IN THE HAIR

4th June 2018

A new antibiotic comes from an unusual animal! Click on the picture to find out more.

MILKING IT

2nd June 2018

We're all guilty of being too lazy to take our makeup off some nights, but here's why you shouldn't make a habit of it!

SLEEPING IN YOUR MAKEUP?

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5th August 2019

Could it be that human evolution hasn't actually been advantageous? Our self-destructive behaviour suggests so.

ARE HUMANS DEVOLVING?

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11th June 2019

Ancestry kits are all the rage recently, but how do they work and what information can they find out about you?

HOW DO ANCESTRY KITS WORK?

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2nd June 2019

How do microRNAs affect gene expression and the possible implication in diseases! Come and take a journey underground.

WHAT ARE MICRORNAS?

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2nd April 2019

What is it about labradors that makes them so susceptible to putting on weight? Could it be their puppy eyes?

WHY YOUR LABRADOR IS CHUBBY

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22nd March 2019

Before us modern humans, Neanderthals roamed the Earth! But why did they disappear? Was it disaster, war or sex?

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NEANDERTHALS?

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4th March 2019

Have you ever wondered what happens to cold-blood animals in the cold? Do they migrate south li