The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.

~ Bill Nye the Science Guy

News headlines, latest research announcements and statistics are, let’s be honest, aimed at people who studied science quite a bit further than those year 9 biology lessons. The rest of us are left scratching our heads and saying ‘never mind, it’s too complicated’. But what if it isn’t?

Solving Science translates trending topics and other Things You Never Thought You Needed To Know into plain English, so you can sound like an expert at every dinner party and be that friend who’s always ‘done the research’. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a use for the quadratic formula after all?

  • Why are bubbles rainbow coloured?
    In the bath, washing the dishes or playing outside – we all recognise the rainbow sphere of a soap bubble. But soap isn’t rainbow coloured, and neither is water… So what causes the beautiful spectrum on its surface?
  • Exciting updates – how thunderstorms work, plus new article features!
    The author of Solving Science is now collaborating with the Exeter Science Centre, writing for their ‘Knowledge Nibbles’ article series! See this week’s article explaining how thunderstorms work.
  • Why do egg whites turn white when cooked?
    High in protein, endlessly versatile and staple in cuisines around the world. The humble egg is universally recognised, but why do cooked eggs look so different to raw ones? The texture and colour changes completely, and here’s how…

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