This question was asked by Joshua from Banbury, UK. Although snow and hail are similar (they’re both cold and fall from clouds for a start!) they form in different ways. Snow is made when water vapour turns into ice without becoming liquid; the ice crystals collide with each other and gradually form snowflakes. Any kind […]
This question was asked by Immy from Mersey Vale school, Stockport, UK. Millions of years ago our ancestors were covered in almost as much hair as chimpanzees are today. They lived in forests and foraged for nuts, fruits and roots to eat, while their hairy coats kept them warm in the shady woodlands. But about […]
Until recently scientists thought that the longest-living vertebrate (a creature with a spine) was a bowhead whale, which was known to have lived to 211 years. But this week a team led by Julius Nielsen of the University of Copenhagen announced that they had successfully determined the age of a Greenland shark as being (wait […]
On Wednesday 19th October the world watched with bated breath as the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli (pronounced skap-a-RELL-ee) lander left its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter, and began its descent towards the surface of Mars. The lander is named after the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, who observed and named many of the features of the Martian […]
The distant ice giant Uranus may not have been visited by a spacecraft since Voyager 2’s “Grand Tour” flyby in 1986 but the data gathered then is still being used today to make new discoveries. Most recently, researchers think they have found evidence of two previously unknown moons around Uranus, potentially bringing the planet’s count up […]
Practical fashionista, DIYer, and capsule wardrobe planner extraordinaire Keira Lennox is all about real-life style on a real-life budget.
To celebrate World Statistics Day, here are 10 blogs and websites dedicated to data.