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The joy of seeds

Wed 08 April 2020

It is amazing that whole allotments and greenhouses full of vegetables and flowers can come from just a couple of handfuls of small, dry fragments. Dr Charlotte Allender, from Warwick’s Crop Centre, explains the importance, diversity and quite incredible resilience of seeds.

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Astronomy at a distance: what you need to start stargazing from home

Fri 03 April 2020

Social distancing may be keeping you at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be exploring the universe at the same time. Scientists from the University of Warwick’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Group show us what you can discover in the skies over the coming weeks, with advice on how you can get involved in astronomy without ever leaving your garden.

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Teach your kids STEM at home - tips from real engineers

Mon 30 March 2020

Now that schools across the UK are closed due to Covid-19, the challenge is on for parents to keep their children educated. Or failing that – just keep them occupied. The outreach team from WMG, University of Warwick, are on hand with some fun, creative STEM learning opportunities available online.

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Why women are still ‘the other’ in medicine

Fri 06 March 2020

Everything, throughout the history of medicine, from the profession’s origins, to the way drugs are tested and the diagnosis of medical conditions, works on a model where the male body is the default and the female body is ‘the other’. This is not equality says Dr Sarah Hillman, Academic Clinical Fellow at Warwick Medical School and GP registrar, who wants to see changes in the way that medicine considers women.

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What exactly is a leap year and why is it important?

Wed 26 February 2020

You may know that every four years February gets an extra day and we have what’s called a “leap year”. But how are leap years calculated and who worked it out? Dr James McCormac, an expert in astrophysics from the University of Warwick’s Physics Department explains.

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