21st January 2016 by EdulabA Pint of Science, Please: The New Science in Pubs InitiativeInnovation and progress are at the core of any scientific movement, and Pint of Science is no different. This festival was created to make science more accessible to the public, or to simply ‘switch on’ their scientific curiosity.
04th January 2016 by EdulabUK Weather ExtremesSome say that British people love to complain about the weather. It may be an unfair stereotype – we do know other topics of conversation – but when we suffer extremes of weather in our usually-fair island, it’s pretty fair to talk about it!
29th December 2015 by EdulabThe Science of the Senses: VisionHumans use our senses constantly throughout our waking day without even thinking about the incredible design behind it. For instance, reading this means that you’re able to distinguish the different colours and shades on the screen to understand what is being written.
22nd December 2015 by EdulabHave a Scientific Christmas and a Magical New Year!Can you believe it's Christmas again? We certainly can't!
17th December 2015 by EdulabThe Science of ChristmasChristmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be struggling with the yearly questions that Christmas raises – how does Santa get round the world in just one night? How does Saint Nick make those reindeers fly? Can the elves really make enough presents for every child? Well, wonder no more! Here at Edulab, we don’t just provide laboratory equipment, we also seek out the answers to all your festive science questions...... Read more
02nd December 2015 by EdulabThe Science of Star WarsStar Wars is on the lips of everyone at the moment, and it’s not hard to see why. When the first film of the revolutionary saga was initially released (intended as a one off, didn’t you know), it took the world by storm and with the release of its two sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi , it cemented its place as one of the most significant pieces of work in history.
27th November 2015 by EdulabThe School of False ScienceWhen we were at school, everything was new and fascinating, but understandably there were things that we were not able to wrap our still growing brains around. Whether that was the reason, or there was some other game afoot, we realised that as we got older that some of the science we were being taught as kids was, in fact, wrong.
23rd November 2015 by EdulabScientists Getting Closer to Real Invisibility CloaksIf any of you have read the H.G. Wells classic, The Invisible Man, or you’ve seen Harry Potter or even the latest Jurassic Park film, you’ll know that the power of invisibility is a pretty sought after one – although in all those things except Harry Potter, invisibility is always used as a weapon.
18th November 2015 by EdulabCan We Genetically Modify Human Embryos?The discovery of DNA has led to a wide range of scientific advances; from forensics to evolutionary biology, it’s enabled scientists to do things their forebears only dreamed of.However, we have not only discovered how DNA works, we’ve also discovered how to alter it – and that holds some significant moral and ethical dilemmas.