What is Entropy?

January 23rd, 2019|

There’s a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other: why ice melts, why cream spreads in coffee, why air leaks out of a punctured tire. It’s entropy, and it’s notoriously difficult to wrap our heads around. Jeff Phillips gives a crash course [...]

20 Things You Didn’t Know About… DNA

December 27th, 2018|

Here are 20 surprising facts that you didn't know about... DNA. Read the top 5 from Discovery Magazine here: 1 Sorry, Jimmy: James Watson and Francis Crick did not discover DNA. That honor goes to Swiss biochemist Friedrich Miescher, who in 1869 found the molecule in the nuclei of white blood cells and called it [...]

The Standard Model of Particle Physics

November 19th, 2018|

Matter is made of fundamental particles and these particles interact with each other according to a theory called the Standard Model. Watch this video from Ted-Ed to know more.

Does time exist?

November 1st, 2018|

We actually don't know if time exists. This video from Ted shows why time puzzles scientists:

Faith in Physics

August 27th, 2018|

In this episode of the ABC’s classic science program, ‘Why Is It So?’, Professor Julius Sumner Miller re-attempts a favourite experiment, and things don’t quite go to plan. That's why we should all have faith in Physics.