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Chemical recreations

In Chapter 7 of his book, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, Oliver Sacks recalls his discovery of the delights of chemistry.

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

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A cocktail of nucleic acids: celebrating the double helix

Dean Madden and John Schollar from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education at the University of Reading, UK, suggest a recipe for a cocktail containing deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA.) This drink has novel features of considerable biological interest.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Biology
 

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Discovering DNA

Dean Madden from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education at the University of Reading, UK, describes how DNA was discovered - and how it can be simply extracted in the classroom.

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

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Diabetes mellitus

The incidence of diabetes is on the rise, in both the developed and developing worlds. Klaus Dugi, Professor of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of diabetes.

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

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Defying the laws of physics?

Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, have discovered a crystal that appears to defy the laws of physics. Giovanna Cicognani from ILL reports.

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

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Epigenetics

We tend to think of our genetic information as being encoded in DNA – in our genes. Brona McVittie from Epigenome NoE, UK, describes why this is only part of the story.

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

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A new tree of life

At the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, Peer Bork’s research group has meticulously reconstructed a new tree of life – tracing the course of evolution. Russ Hodge explains.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology
   

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Chocolate’s chemical charm

Dhara Thakerar, a second-year student of natural sciences at Cambridge University, UK, elucidates the science of chocolate.

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

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Symmetry rules

Everyone knows what symmetry is. In this article, though, Mario Livio from the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature, can be symmetrical.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics