Science

A dog playing in a field of narcissus daffodil flowers

Why are some plants poisonous to you and your pets?

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Dig up the toxic secrets of nature’s blooms

Everyday science

A cup of miky tea with a teaspoon of salt

What’s the history and science of tea?

2024-03-26T05:36:00+00:00

Look into the chemistry in your cup of tea, the global origins of its leaves and why you should add salt

Peering inside the drum of a washing maching on a cycle - there are bright clothes and soap suds

How does washing detergent work?

2024-02-02T06:24:00+00:00

Discover the chemistry behind bright whites and clean coloured clothes, and the differences between washing powders, liquids and pods

A can of Carlsberg 0.0% alcohol-free beer and a glass sitting on a picnic table outdoors with some snacks on a sunny day

How do brewers make alcohol-free beer taste good?

2023-12-08T06:07:00+00:00

Distil the chemical processes used to keep beer’s flavour, smell, colour and stability

Leaves on a tree turning red and yellow in the autumn

The chemistry behind leaves changing colour and falling from trees

2023-10-12T05:24:00+01:00

Discover what causes the seasonal shift in foliage and how to use this as context when teaching colour changes

Wesleigh Dawsmith looking at a homemade remote control car

‘My passion is to inspire young people in STEM’

Meet Wesleigh Dawsmith, a DT technician, STEM ambassador and passionate advocate for science outreach

A man in a blue lab coat with red glasses in a modern laboratory

‘The best parts are working with enthusiastic students and that no two days are ever the same’

Meet Mike Hughes, a technical specialist who is passionate about chemistry teaching laboratories and technical education pathways

Small bowls of different fermented foods - gherkins, sour cream, kimchi, kombucha, saurkraut

Why fermented foods are good for your gut – and your teaching

2024-04-15T05:30:00+01:00By

From kimchi to kefir, tuck into the complex chemistry of fermentation and its health potential

A man holding his nose with a disgusted expression

Sniffing out the science of smells

2024-03-25T04:00:00+00:00By

What makes a bad smell smell bad? Sniff out the chemical culprits behind obnoxious odours

A crime scene technician wearing white overalls and latex gloves collects evidence from a lawn with some tweezers

Crime-busting chemical analysis

2024-02-26T05:00:00+00:00By

From dog detectives to AI, discover the cutting-edge advances in forensic science

A pile of polystyrene takeaway food containers

Life cycle assessment of fast-food containers

2024-02-05T04:00:00+00:00By

Examining the environmental impact of single-use takeaway packaging

A bottle of liquid water in ice

Weird and wonderful water

2023-12-04T06:26:00+00:00By

Why the universal solvent is unlike any other liquid and its properties are still a mystery

Calla lillies on a green background

How science can make burial, cremation and memorial greener

2023-11-13T06:00:00+00:00By

Does alkaline hydrolysis offer a more sustainable approach?