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How does a planetarium work? Where do the stars come from? Ross Exton takes you behind the science of the planetarium to find some things you would NEVER see on a regular visit to At-Bristol.
In this episode of Any Question Answered, Ross Exton answers two questions from visitors to the science centre, At-Bristol:
‘When lightning strikes the sea, why don’t all the fish die?’
What is DNA? What does it do? Ross answers all this and more in Be Curious about DNA.
Be Curious about Stars.
What are stars made of? Which is the biggest star? What happens when stars die? Ross answers all this and more in the brand new science series, Be Curious.
Over the course of the next week Im going to be filming a huge range of videos, including the introduction of explaining wider subjects. Topics on my mind include: dark matter, black holes, evolution and atoms, to name a few.
Im going to spend the next two days researching & writing for these videos. If there’s a scientific concept you’ve always wanted to know more about, then let me know. Perhaps there’s something you could never quite understand at school; it might be something you’ve always wanted to know more about; something you’ve always been baffled by; or something you’re simply interested in & want more information without the jargon. If any of this applies to anything, then just let me know & I’ll look into it.
There’s often the stigma of ‘I don’t know anything about science’, ‘I was never any good at science’, ‘Everyone seems to understand this, I’m too embarrassed to say I don’t get it.’, or even ‘I’m not a scientist, therefore I can’t be interested in science.’
My aim is to do away with this stigma & allow people to be curious. I firmly believe that you can teach anyone anything, as long as it’s explained in the right way. Submit questions, ideas, and thoughts to me on YouTube, Twitter, or Tumblr (where you can even ask anonymously, if you wish).
Go on, be curious.
Not only can we demonstrate that the evolution of yeast, from single cells into genetically identical multicellular clusters is possible in the lab, but it’s surprisingly easy.
(Just a little reblog for anyone who missed my latest video)
160 Billion Planets in the Milky Way | Science News
Planets around stars are the rule rather than the exception. Scientists used Gravitational Microlensing to estimate that there are more planets than stars in the Milky Way Galaxy; which potentially contains (a very modest) 160 billion alien worlds.
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CERN gave an announcement on Tuesday 13th December regarding a potential hint at the mass of the Higgs Boson. But what exactly is it? And why are we looking for it?
How To Spot A Scam
A simple guide to spotting the tactics used by quacks claiming to use science in order to promote products which do not work beyond a placebo.
Kepler 22-b is the first confirmed exoplanet which orbits it’s host star within the ‘habitable zone’. What will this mean in the search for extra-terrestrial life? Could this planet be Earth 2.0?
Light Created From Nothing! | Science News
Just when you think quantum mechanics can’t get weirder, physicists create photons from a vacuum; utilising the dynamical Casimir effect using a superconducting quantum interference device. Reality is starting to sound cooler than science fiction.