Explaining Science to my Dad

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  • Why does cake taste so good if it’s bad for me?

    Lloyd has been trying to eat more vegetables, but he can’t stop thinking about cake. Which has got him wondering: why does cake taste so good if it’s bad for us? With help from the king of tasty tomatoes Professor Harry Klee (University of Florida) and author Mark Schatzker (The Dorito Effect, The End of […]

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  • Can plastic-eating enzymes really save the planet?

    Lloyd’s spotted something interesting in the news recently: plastic-eating enzymes. This new method of recycling seems to be a perfect solution to plastic pollution, but could it really transform the way we use and re-use our plastic? With help from Daniel Acosta (University of Texas Austin), who is a part of the team behind some […]

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  • What is dark matter, and how on earth do you look for it?

    With the reopening of the LHC and the launch of its newest experiment FASER, Lloyd’s been reading about dark matter… and he’s got questions. What is dark matter? And how on earth do you look for something you can’t see? With help from Dr Michaela Queitsch-Maitland (University of Manchester) and Savannah Shively (University of California […]

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