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| Issue 49

Finding the recipe for life on Earth

Three key factors were required for life to develop on Earth – but which factor came first? Recent research could help settle the debate.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science
       

| Issue 48

How plants beat jet lag

New research is shedding light on the internal ‘clocks’ that help plants respond to changing day-night cycles.

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

| Issue 47

Colour, chlorophyll and chromatography

Use thin-layer chromatography to discover the variety of pigments that play a role in photosynthesis and give leaves their colour.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry
 

| Issue 47

Ten things that affect our climate

Human activities continue to influence our climate on a global scale, but a number of other interlinked mechanisms also play a role.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Earth science
             

| 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

Which laundry enzymes work best?

Investigate how enzymes in your laundry detergent get rid of stains – and which are most important for keeping clothes clean.

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