Appliance of Science: Why do cats love boxes?

Appliance of Science: Why do cats love boxes?

I’ve just visited my sister, who has added two kittens to her family mix.

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Appliance of Science: How and why do spiders make webs?

Appliance of Science: How and why do spiders make webs?

Love or hate them, there is a lot to be admired in these eight-legged creatures and those intricate webs they weave can help keep the flies at bay; but how do they ...

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Appliance of science: Why do stars twinkle?

Appliance of science: Why do stars twinkle?

We are taught that stars twinkle from a very young age when we hear “twinkle, twinkle, little star” — but why do stars twinkle and planets do not? ...

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Light their way with science: Ideas to entertain and educate kids during the summer

Light their way with science: Ideas to entertain and educate kids during the summer

Our Science columnist, Dr Naomi Lavelle, has some summer fun with her son Rohan and shares some ideas to keep the kids entertained (and educated)

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Appliance Of Science: Why do we feel dizzy when we spin around?

Appliance Of Science: Why do we feel dizzy when we spin around?

We’ve all had that feeling at some stage as we step off fast amusement park ride, or simply spin around for fun; that feeling of dizziness and disorientation ...

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