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Tongue Twisters: She Sells Sea Shells…

She sells seashells on the seashore The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure So if she sells seashells on the seashore Then I’m sure she sells...

The Science of a New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time again – the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Whether it be to lose weight, pay off debts, be nicer to our mother-in-law,...

Bioluminescence: The Science Behind Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Most people know the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – the most famous of Santa’s team. But does anyone know just how...

Seeing Yellow

The colour yellow, when seen from a distance or when used with a dark background, is easiest to see, but when used alone, it is...

Biology: Humans Have More Than 5 Senses

Humans have more than five senses. Although definitions vary, the actual number ranges from 9 to more than 20. In addition to sight, smell,...

What’s That Called? Philtrum – The Space Between The Nose & The Upper Lip

The philtrum (Latin philtrum, Greek, ‘love potion’ ), is a medial cleft common to many mammals, extending from the nose to the upper lip, and, together with...

The Casanova Pattern: The Link Between Finger Length & Testosterone

Recent scientific studies have shown that the ratio between the index and ring finger may be linked to exposure to the male hormone testosterone...

Evolution: Darwin’s Tubercle

Known as Darwin’s tubercle, about 10.4% of the population have a small bump on the inside of their upper ear.  In 1879, Charles Darwin...