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How to wash your hands correctly

Correct handwashing helps to decrease the risk of infections.

Chilli peppers

Capsaicin is the substance responsible for the spicy heat of chilli peppers.

Left-handedness

If someone is moving clumsily, we often say he or she has two left feet. But what does our left side have to do with being clumsy?

The loneliest place on Earth

There is a spot in the open ocean that is 2,688 km away from the nearest land.

Exceeding the speed of sound

What is the speed of sound? What happens when an object exceeds the speed of sound?

Vitamins

How does our body gain access to the vitamins it needs?

The ‘sluggish’ photon

What is sunlight? How is it created, and how much time does it take for it to arrive on Earth?

Where does gold come from?

Gold is a rare metal, which is often challenging and dangerous to extract. But where does it come from?

The shape of snowflakes

If we take a closer look at a snowflake, we will see that it has a symmetrical, hexagonal shape. But how do they take on this shape?

Why is seawater salty?

Water covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface. But why are there two types of water on Earth, fresh and salt water?

Perpetual motion machine

Inventors have been long mulling over the idea of constructing a device which would work forever once it was started.

Disaster tourism

Disaster tourism is the act of traveling to a disaster area as a matter of curiosity.

Rice in a bottle

Lift a bottle full of rice using a few skewers.

Hellenistic period: Alexandria

Alexander the Great founded a number of new cities as administrative centres in which Greek culture blended with Egyptian and Persian influences.

Louis XIV

The efforts of previous Bourbon kings to strengthen the French monarchy paved the way for the most powerful ruler in French history – Louis XIV.

The king, the wise man and the chessboard

Chess is without a doubt one of the oldest and most popular games. There are a number of legends of its origins.

The destruction of Pompeii

Experts are still investigating the secrets of this ancient city’s ruins that offer a great deal of fascinating information.

The race to the South Pole

The Antarctica was the last continent to be explored. Watch this video to learn about Amundsen's and Scott's expeditions.

Captain Cook

One of the greatest explorers of all time, who circumnavigated the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii to New Zealand.

Basketball

Basketball is the most popular indoor team sport. However, it is also played with just as much enthusiasm by young people on the streets.

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