Why is food sold in packaging? Do we really need it? And if so, what materials are best? These questions are more complex than they seem and the answers may surprise you.
Blinded by the light: We rely on lights to see in the dark, but did you know that light pollution has serious environmental consequences?
Ancient signal-sensing mechanisms based on cyclic dinucleotide molecules may lead to breakthroughs in human healthcareFebruary 1, 2022 | Issue 56
From ancient bacteria to humans, cyclic dinucleotide second messenger signalling molecules are key to lifestyle regulation and disease. This makes them an attractive target for new medicines.
What would the world look like if we could see infrared light? With some simple modifications, you can turn a cheap webcam into an infrared camera and find out!
Silly or serious? Rube Goldberg machines are not only a lot of fun but can help students to understand the principles of conservation and transfer of energy.
Sweet success: everyday objects can be used to demonstrate fundamental physical principles in an engaging manner.
Clearing up chemistry: household products like nail polish remover and laundry detergent can be used to demonstrate chemical concepts like intermolecular forces and redox reactions.