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Einstein vs Newton! How time is relative and why it matters

If you’re even remotely into physics or science generally (or you’ve just been alive during the last 100 years) you will have heard about Einstein’s theory of relativity. To properly understand it though, and it’s importance to our understanding of how the universe works, is another matter entirely. The truth is that, while complicated, it’s…Continue reading »

Why salt kills. And not because you eat too much of it!

Most people would probably vote sharks as their number one fear when thinking about swimming in the sea. Here’s the thing though. The amount of shark attacks on humans per year globally is a tiny fraction compared to the number of people who drown because they get swept up in a strong current. Most of…Continue reading »

Red is hot. Blue is cold. Right? Wrong.

It’s always amusing to think of how much of our everyday lives, things we take for granted, are actually based on fallacies. When you go into a bathroom and you look at the tap you will sometimes see the colours blue and red, indicating the temperature of the water depending on which tap you turn….Continue reading »

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