Freshly Baked Science

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WALK TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH

15th August 2019

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

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HOW DO X-RAYS WORK?

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?

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EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

6th June 2019

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

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TACKLING LEAD IN WATER

25th April 2019

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

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FROM COLD SORES TO CANCER CURES

25th March 2019

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

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WHY DO WE CATCH COLDS IN WINTER?

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!

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WHOOPING COUGH IS BACK

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? 

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HUMPBACK WHALE NAVIGATION

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!

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THE FACTS ABOUT ANTI-VAX

16th February 2019

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

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BLOCKING OUT DISTRACTIONS

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?

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WHY THE WINTER BLUES?

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?

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WHY DO WE CRY?

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.

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WHY DO BABIES KICK IN THE WOMB?

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!

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FRAGILE PREDATORS

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!

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PHYSICS OF ICE SKATING

23rd December 2018

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

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HOW TO: MAKE PERFECT MERINGUES

21st December 2018

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

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PHYSICS OF SNOWBALLS

19th December 2018

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

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GINGERBREAD HOUSES

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.

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EXPERIMENT: CRYSTAL CANDY CANES

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!

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RUDOLPH'S RED NOSE

12th December 2018

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

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HOW TO: CHOCOLATE COAT

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?

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PHYSICS OF BUNGEE JUMPING

8th December 2018

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

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SINGING IN THE SHOWER

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?

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PENGUIN ADAPTATIONS

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!

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TESTING ON ANIMALS

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?

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SAVE SPACE FOR GREENS

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!

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TURTLEY AWESOME

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!

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UNDER LOCK & KEY

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!

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AS BLIND AS A BAT

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? 

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DOES YOUR PET ENJOY MUSIC?

24th September 2018

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

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HOLDING BACK THE TEARS

5th September 2018

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

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WHO'S THE DADDY?

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!

HUMANS ROAR- NOW WE KNOW WHY

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!

POPPING THE QUESTION

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?

ANIMALS WANT TO ROCK & ROLL ALL NIGHT

15th June 2018

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

BREAKING THE GENETIC CODE

14th June 2018

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

LOVE IS IN THE HAIR

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!

MILKING IT

4th June 2018

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

SLEEPING IN YOUR MAKEUP?

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!

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ARE HUMANS DEVOLVING?

5th August 2019

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

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HOW DO ANCESTRY KITS WORK?

11th June 2019

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

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WHAT ARE MICRORNAS?

2nd June 2019

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

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WHY YOUR LABRADOR IS CHUBBY

2nd April 2019

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

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NEANDERTHALS?

22nd March 2019

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

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COLD-BLOODED ANIMALS IN THE COLD

4th March 2019

Have you ever wondered what happens to cold-blood animals in the cold? Do they migrate south like geese or hibernate like bears? 

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THE PILL AND BLOOD CLOTS

1st March 2019

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month! Blood clots can be fatal and taking The Pill increases your risk, but how?

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GENETICS OF LABRADOR COAT COLOUR

22nd February 2019

Have you ever wondered about the genetic makeup of your labrador? It may explain why they have a pink or black nose!

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LAIKA THE CANINE COSMONAUT

13th February 2019

Find out more about Laika, the first animal to orbit the Earth. This canine cosmonaut paved the way for future space travel!

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SHOULD BOYS HAVE THE HPV VACCINE?

7th February 2019

If the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer, why are boys also starting to be vaccinated? Find out more here!

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SHOULD SCHOOL START LATER?

24th January 2019

Neuroscience has shown that teenagers need their lie-ins, so with this in mind, should school be starting later to accomodate?

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THE INDESTRUCTIBLE WATER BEAR

22nd January 2019

Meet the world's most indestructible animal, capable of living in climates colder than the Arctic and warmer than the Sahara Desert!

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IS THE EARTH FLAT?

15th January 2019

Let's explore the 'Flat Earth Theory' and find out why some people believe that the earth isn't actually spherical... they even have a society!

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HOT DRINKS INFLUENCE EMOTION

24th December 2018

Hot drinks don't just make you feel physically warm inside, but also emotionally warm. They increase feelings of compassion and trust!

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DOES TURKEY MAKE YOU SLEEPY?

22nd December 2018

Everyone loves a good slump on the sofa after Christmas dinner, but is the turkey to blame for your tiredness?

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SCIENCE OF FIREWORKS

20th December 2018

Fireworks are so beautiful that you almost forget that they're essentially sky explosions! Here's how they work...

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HOW TO: AVOID ITCHY JUMPERS

18th December 2018

There is no bigger betrayal than buying a jumper that turns out to be like a thousand needles on your skin! Use our tips to avoid this hell!