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| Issue 24

Cracking down on wildlife trafficking

Biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira is using science to combat wildlife traffickers in Brazil.

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

| Issue 24

Indigo: recreating Pharaoh’s dye

What links your jeans, sea snails, woad plants and the Egyptian royal family? It’s the dye, indigo. Learn about its fascinating history and how you can extract it at school.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, General science
                 

| Issue 24

Seeing the light: monitoring fusion experiments

​Finding out what is going on in the core of a fusion experiment at 100 million degrees Celsius is no easy matter, but there are clever ways to work it out.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, General science, Chemistry, Engineering
         

| Issue 24

More than meets the eye: the exotic, high-energy Universe

​In the third article in this series on astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum, learn about the exotic and powerful cosmic phenomena that astronomers investigate with X-ray and gamma-ray observatories, including the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL missions.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, General science, Astronomy / space
             

| Issue 24

Behind the autism spectrum

Research into the genetics of the autism spectrum is increasing our understanding of these conditions, and may lead to better ways to diagnose and manage them.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science, Health
           

| Issue 24

Seeing is believing: 3D illusions

To make the two-dimensional images that we see in print and on screen appear more real, we can hijack our brains to create the illusion of a third dimension, depth. These activities explore the physics that make this possible.

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

| Issue 22

Bad science: how to learn from science in the media

When you read the newspaper, how do you know what to believe? Ed Walsh guides you and your students through the minefield of science in the media.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Biology, General science