The science behind why leaves change color in autumn

What makes the rainbow of colours?

How fast hair grows, and other hairy science

On average, your scalp hair grows by 0.35 to 0.45 millimeters a day or half an inch per month.

What is Pi (π) and what is it good for?

If you’re not a fan of straight lines, you’ll love Pi.

What are isotopes

Calling them ‘fatter atoms’ is considered rude.

How your body heals itself after a wound

Never fear, the macrophages are here!

The Stages of Mitosis

Divide and conquer!

The unique types of ecosystems in the world

We have an amazing amount of diversity on Earth!

Ecosystems: what they are and why they are important

They provide us with many important services.

The different types of plants in the world

So many different kinds!

Are viruses alive?

The answer has stumped scientists for decades.

Why satellites have those golden foils on them — and how it saves a lot of lives

Like many other NASA technologies, this also proved to be really useful on Earth.

How alleles make us who we are

It has to do with your parents, and a bit of luck.

The reason why ice floats

A.k.a why our lakes are not completely frozen over and why your ice floats in your cocktail.

How amber forms — nature’s time capsule

It takes millions of years!

The main types of mountains — Earth’s ups and downs

Let’s talk some mountains.

What is Mitochondrial DNA and Mitochondrial Inheritance

Mitochondrial DNA is inherited only from the mother, and there’s a lot we can learn starting from this basic fact.

Why eating lots of sugar makes you fat

How bittersweet…

5 romantic animals that mate for life

There are some that you wouldn’t expect.

Sink your teeth into some cool facts about sharks

Learn more about these fascinating fish!

Aviation 101 : Flight Dynamics

To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home.