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29 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Tuna with a side of plastic

Do you think that you would ever consider eating plastic? It turns out that if you eat fish, you probably already do!
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13 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Detecting ripples in space time: LIGO

Thanks to science, we are able to know how blackholes are formed. But now our scientific knowledge is expanding even further. Thanks to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO), we can now detect when two black holes merge. An exciting ...
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06 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Life on Mars

One female engineer in particular has proved her driving skills to be out of this world – quite literally. Vandi Verma is an accomplished roboticist and part of the team that designed and operates Curiosity, the Mars rover. Verma doesn’t ...
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23 May 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Going coconuts for citizen science

When Thom Bogaard and Rolf Hut of Delft University of Technology were faced with a similar problem, they came up with a simple solution – they enlisted the help of local students in making their own equipment: citizen science at ...
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18 April 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Who is accountable for our space junk?

Recent news reports on space debris – the remains of various space crafts that either imploded on their own or collided with another satellite – show that “millions of pieces of human-made trash are now orbiting the Earth.” Satellite technology ...
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12 April 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Painting the world purple and blue: why you should consider becoming a colour chemist

We don’t often associate chemistry with fame and fortune, but in 1856, William Perkin discovered both after accidentally formulating the colour purple.
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23 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

How STEM subjects help us develop the skills and thinking that make a better citizen

Science education today is mainly dictated by the STEM crisis and standardised tests. Educators and administrators are often pushed to teach according to curriculum dictates, training students for standardised assessments in order to catch them up with students of other ...
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20 March 2017 | Created by: Lucy JacksonCategory: Science

Reach Out Reporter receives its first award

As you may have seen on social media over the weekend, Twig World and Imperial College London were representing at the Educational Resource Awards 2017, hosted at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. We are thrilled to announce that of our two finalist nominations, ...
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27 February 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

10 STEM research careers worth knowing about

We’ve heard about it all before – the importance of STEM, the urgent need for engineers and scientists, better paid job packages and secure jobs. But a choice of career is dictated by more than pay packages and economic policies. ...
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