10 things you didn’t know about Brussels sprouts

Image Description: Brussels sprouts   Brussels sprouts are the same species as cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli and kohlrabi (among others). They are all different parts of the wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) plant, which have been selectively bred for different exaggerated traits.  Brussels sprouts are the bud. Cabbage and kale are both leaves, but cabbage leaves […]

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A night at the museum: behind the scenes tour of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Image Description: T.rex at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History   The Museum of Natural History is one of Oxford’s finest landmarks, housing over seven million specimens in its expansive collection. Last week the museum opened its doors at night to allow visitors to see the ongoing First Animals exhibition with museum director Professor […]

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Nobel Prize in your phone

Image Description: iPhone. On October 9, 2019, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for “the development of lithium-ion batteries”. Look around and you will find lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries everywhere in your life – phones, computers and electrical vehicles. However, can you imagine that a […]

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