Science & Tech

What Are Exoplanets?

It is often very difficult to see exoplanets with telescopes. This is because they may be very far away or hidden by the brightness of the stars that they orbit. Sometimes, it is possible to see them in this way, if the bright light of these stars is removed.

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The Forgotten Predator of Africa – Army Ants

WHY IS AFRICAN ARMY ANT SPECIAL? Africa is well-known for its iconic animals that include lions, elephants and cheetahs. However an easily forgotten animal, that is equally amazing, is the African army or driver ant. These insects have lived for millions of years in forests across Sub-Saharan Africa.   Army

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Why do metals heat up in the sun?

At some point we have all made the mistake of going to pick up something that has been left lying in the sun for too long. Sometimes, it will be too hot to hold for long. Some objects heat up far quicker than others. Some hardly heat up at all.

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The search for exoplanets

WHAT ARE EXOPLANETS? In our Solar System, the planets all orbit around the Sun, which is a star. An exoplanet is a planet that is outside of the Solar System and orbits around a different star. It is predicted that there is at least one exoplanet goes around every star

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What could happen if you mix cleaning products?

Bleach Products referred to as ‘bleach’ usually contain a substance called sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in water. This substance can hurt your skin and eyes and it is very poisonous if accidentally swallowed. It is used for disinfecting, (link to disinfectants/antiseptics article) not cleaning, so any kind of dirt needs to

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Why do locusts swarm?

The [wiki]coronavirus pandemic[/wiki] is not the only challenge East Africa has faced in 2020. Earlier this year the region was hit by a local invasion of locusts that damaged crops. Now another wave is causing more destruction.  According to the United Nations (UN), the food supply of 23 million people

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Fake news and how to recognize it

WHAT IS FAKE NEWS?   Fake news contains false stories that appear to be news. It is often spread online or on social media. The stories can be entirely untrue, or be based on true events but not be accurate. They can either contain misinformation (inaccurate information shared by accident)

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The Secrets of the Kalenjin People

WHO ARE THE KALENJIN PEOPLE? The Kalenjin people refer to a group of tribes numbering close to 6.5 million people located in East Africa. Most of the members of this tribe live in Kenya, where they form the 3rd largest ethnic group. Recently, this tribe has received global recognition due

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