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| Issue 48

How effective is your sunscreen?

Encourage students to stay safe in the sun with a collection of activities to discover the science behind sunscreen.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Health
   

| Issue 47

Photoacoustics: seeing with sound

An advanced technology that combines high-frequency sound waves with laser light is giving researchers and clinicians a new way of seeing living tissue.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Health
     

| Issue 46

Painting in a petri dish

Create a living piece of ‘agar art’ to discover the invisible world of microbes living on our hands.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Biology, Health
           

| Issue 46

The changing technologies of drug design

Over several decades, the search for new medicines has progressed from mimicking natural molecules to screening many millions of compounds.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Health
 

| Issue 43

Decoding DNA with a pocket-sized sequencer

USB-powered sequencers smaller than your smartphone could revolutionise the way we decode DNA – in hospitals, in remote locations and even in space.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
         

| Issue 42

Evolution in action: pathogens

Pathogens that threaten human health are constantly evolving to keep ahead of our defences. But we can now track these changes at the genetic level, even as they are happening.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
             

| Issue 42

Natural experiments: taking the lab outdoors

By assembling a ‘backpack laboratory’, you can break away from the lab bench and take tests for starch and glucose into the wild outdoors.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Health
     

| Issue 42

Natural experiments: chemistry with mushrooms

How many ‘chemicals’ are there in a fresh mushroom? These simple experiments reveal the hidden chemistry within natural foods.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Health
       

| Issue 42

Guardian of the brain: the blood-brain barrier

Insights into the brain’s unique protective barrier could offer promising treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health