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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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Thrills, spills and drilling plates

Wed 12 February 2020

Engineering is a thrilling career so why aren’t there more young people – especially women – signing up asks Naomi Brookes, professor of complex programme management at WMG, University of Warwick.

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Check your pulses

Thu 06 February 2020

For the good of our health - and that of the planet - we should eat more pulses. But where would the increased supply of pulses for UK consumers come from?

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The Vegetables of Christmas Future

Mon 16 December 2019

If you think about a traditional Christmas dinner, there’s turkey with pigs in blankets, or maybe you prefer a nut roast. But the rest is vegetables, like carrots and sprouts, which are grown very successfully in the UK. But will this always be the case?

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The real Frozen: What can we do with ice?

Wed 20 November 2019

We are all very familiar with ice – from scraping our windscreens and tackling slippery roads, to putting frozen peas on an injury and ice cubes in our drinks. But, even though ice is present in our everyday experiences, it turns out we don’t fully understand it.

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