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| 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
             

| Issue 20

Healthy horrors: the benefits of parasites

Matt Kaplan investigates the horrors that dwell within us – should we be changing our view of them?

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

| Issue 19

Neutrinos: an introduction

What do continental drift, nuclear power stations and supernovae have in common? Neutrinos, as Susana Cebrián explains.

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

| Issue 18

Single molecules under the microscope

Would it not be fascinating to observe and manipulate individual molecules? Patrick Theer and Marlene Rau from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory explain how, with an atomic force microscope, you can do just this. You could even build your own.

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

| Issue 17

A hole in the sky

Twenty-five years ago, the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer hit the news. How have things developed since? Tim Harrison and Dudley Shallcross investigate.

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

| Issue 17

School experiments at the nanoscale

Eleanor Hayes highlights some education resources about the nanoscale and nanotechnology.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Chemistry, General science
     

| Issue 17

Stage lights: physics and drama

Imagine sending music across the room by laser. Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? But Alessio Bernardelli’s students did just that – and then developed a play to explain the science behind it. Here’s how to do it.

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

| Issue 17

Human evolution: testing the molecular basis

In the second of two articles, Jarek Bryk describes how scientists dig deep into our genes – to test the molecular basis of an evolutionary adaptation in humans.

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

| Issue 17

The science of humour: Allan Reiss

Men and women react differently to humour. Allan Reiss tells Eleanor Hayes why this is news.

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