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We’ve all heard of vampire bats – supposedly linked to Dracula – but in actual fact, it is very rare for a vampire bat to bite a human for their blood. Found in the wild in Mexico, Central and South America, vampire bats feed on the blood of cows,...

Super-strength Bacteria

Scientists have managed to produce a synthetic spider silk, which is stronger than steel. They used genetically modified bacteria to create the “silk,” and whilst this new product is not a first – other artificial spiders silks have been used in the...

Who discovered America?

Columbus may have sailed the ocean blue in 1492, getting to the continent that we now call north America.  Up until now it has been thought that Columbus “discovered” the Americas, but it has been shown that in actual fact the Vikings beat him by about 400...

What’s in a name?

All organisms, living things, are assigned a two-word Latin-based name, which follow specific sets of rules.  This binomial (2 name) system was begun by Carolus Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist (he studied plants), in the 1740s. The latin names are usually written in...

Astronaut groupies!

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to sit on top of a Soyuz rocket, waiting to be launched into space? Or how good a bacon sandwich smells, first thing on Saturday morning aboard the International Space Station? Last night, (Sunday 24th October), Tim Peake, the...