Reece Goodall

F1 70: Tyre strategy pays dividends for Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen ended Mercedes’ dominance of the 2020 F1 season with a win at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The racers returned to Silverstone for the second time, and it was widely expected that we’d see a repeat of last week’s result – a Lewis Hamilton victory. In a less...
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Posted Aug. 11, 2020

2020 London Marathon will feature only elite runners

The 2020 London Marathon has been cancelled for all participants aside from the elite runners, organisers have officially announced. Elite races for men, women and wheelchair athletes will take place on an enclosed course in St James’ Park in a secure biosphere on 4 October. Athletes’ times will be eligible for...
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Posted Aug. 9, 2020

Can water be two types of liquid?

Despite the sheer amount of water on Earth, there are still many ways in which it confuses scientists. Cold water expands rather than contracting as it cools (which explains why ice, a less dense substance, floats instead of sinking). It’s easier to compress at lower temperatures, and its molecules can...
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Posted Aug. 8, 2020

A history of the handshake

With the widespread impact of COVID-19 meaning that people can no longer shake each other's hands, Reece Goodall looks back at the history of the gesture and whether it is gone forever.
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Posted Aug. 8, 2020

Ronnie O’Sullivan breaks Crucible record for fastest win

When the first-round draw for the Snooker World Championship pitted Ronnie O’Sullivan against Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, everyone expected a fast match – the two are known as the fastest players on the tour. But the match-up turned out to be very one-sided. O’Sullivan demolished Un-Nooh, punishing every mistake and winning...
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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

British GP: Lewis Hamilton dominant despite tyre chaos

Even an exciting couple of closing laps failed to bring the British Grand Prix to life this weekend. A series of tyre failures led to what eventual winner Lewis Hamilton called “the most dramatic ending I can remember”, impacting both his teammate Valtteri Bottas and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz. The eventual...
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Posted Aug. 6, 2020