Refracted Glory

Before Galileo, Descartes and Newton, Thomas Harriot made some of the breakthroughs ascribed to his famous peers – but as Robyn Arianrhod explains, it’s his investigation into an everyday occurrence that shows just what it takes to discover a scientific … Continued

Can water be two types of liquid?

Researchers offer evidence to support decades-old theory about liquid water. Demonstrate an application of states of matter and particles to chemistry students in years 5 and 8.   Word Count: 492 Can water be two types of liquid? Can water … Continued

This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep10: This is Lit

The Trash Can Man is on a mission to turn TRASH into (scientific) TREASURE! Hidden inside every pile of refuse and rejectamenta are a billion different possibilities... Before turning this episode's featured object into trash, the Trash Can Man uses … Continued

Brines on Mars not habitable, study says

Brines are common on Mars, but not ‘special’. As the search for life beyond Earth continues, this article could be used with students to discuss what the needs would be for life to exist and how scientists narrow their search. … Continued

Columbia: NASA blew it

Word Count / Video Length: 379 / 10:00 mins NASA’s return to space after the Columbia disaster was “ugly” and fraught with internal arguments and mistrust, says Charles Camarda – a NASA astronaut who flew on the mission. This gripping … Continued