Meet the oldest tree in the world!

Trees are fantastic. As well as being beautiful they give us shade to rest in, oxygen to breathe and something…

Why do we yawn?

Yawning is an interesting phenomenon. For many people it’s almost impossible to see someone yawning without doing it themselves –…

What are silverfish?

The silverfish is a small insect usually less than 25mm in length. Both its names are strikingly descriptive; its Latin name, Lepisma…

Do bees die after they sting you?

There are over 25,000 different species of bee in the world, including 245 in the UK, and it’s a common…

Why are tattoos permanent?

I bet you know someone with a tattoo. You may even have one yourself. Humans have been tattooing themselves and…

How does local anaesthetic work?

This question was asked by Albatross class at Swiss Gardens Primary School, Shoreham, UK. ‘Anaesthetic’ (pronounced ann-ass-thet-ik) comes from a Greek…