Category Archives: Science

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Rock Star’s Global Tour Announced

What a month March has been for breaking stories in the world of Geoscience providing much debate and excitement at Greene’s. Today we learn that London’s Natural History Museum is sending one of its most delicate fossil specimens of Archaeopteryx, the so-called ‘first bird’ on a global tour starting in Japan. Accompanying the bird will [...]

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 | Categories: Education, News, Science

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New evidence of earliest life discovered

Researchers from University College London (UCL) have discovered fossil evidence for the earliest life forms yet found on Earth. Microscopic filaments of primitive bacteria recovered from a sequence of iron-rich sedimentary and volcanic deposits located in northern Quebec, Canada which push back the record of life on Earth to some 4.2 billion years ago, some [...]

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 | Categories: Events, History, News, Science

5 Tips for Revising for Physics

Here are your weekly revision tips: this week is Carmen Marin-Ruano, our Physics Tutor and Science Practicals Examiner, on how to revise for any  Physics exam. 1. Never Forget the Unit Do you know the units and appropriate annotations for all your measurements? Memorising things like a Joule= J and a Coulomb= C means you [...]

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 | Categories: Education, Mathematics, News, Revision, Science, Study & Exam Tips, Tutor Articles

DNA: the stuff of life

In this article Dr. Anant Jani explains some of the concepts behind the common-used (and often only vaguely understood) language in the study of genetics – and explores some of the fascinating questions that we still need to answer. Anant is studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at Somerville College, University of [...]

Posted on: March 6th, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles

60 years of 3-D films

Carla Neuss, Greene’s SAT Co-ordinator, celebrates 60 years of 3-D films this weekend by trying to understand how exactly our brains get tricked into thinking we are experiencing a third-dimension in the cinema. There is good reason to go see a 3-D film this weekend, whether it be Hugo or the upcoming re-release of James [...]

Posted on: February 17th, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles

The Miniature World of Spider Silk

Designers Godley & Peers just revealed a full length silk cape woven from the silk of the golden orb spider.  But how exactly does one go about getting silk from a spider?  Greene’s tutor, Catherine Offord, explains the miracle of spider silk.  Catherine is a Biologist specialising in animal behaviour; she gained her first degree [...]

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles

What is ‘three-way IVF’?

Three-parent IVF has been the focus of discussion and debate in the media over the last several weeks. Greene’s Biology tutor, Catherine Offord, explains what three-parent IVF is, how it works, and the complex ethical issues that it raises. Catherine is a Biologist, specialising in animal behaviour.  She gained her first degree in Biological Sciences at [...]

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles