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Accelerating the pace of science: interview with CERN’s Rolf Heuer

By Eleanor Hayes

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CERN’s director general tells the story behind the Higgs boson – and describes the next steps.

Cool and hot science for a bright future

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Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations. This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROforum members (EIROs).

Analysing wine at school

By Thomas Wendt

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European countries produce more than half of the world’s wine – and drink a lot of it too! These hands-on activities for schools reveal the science behind the perfect wine.

The Periodic Table of Videos website

Reviewed by Marie Walsh, Ireland

In a class of their own: lessons in energy and education from European schools

By European Schoolnet

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How far would you be willing to go to raise awareness amongst staff and students at your school of the need for sustainable energy?

Learning through investigation: Science on Stage visit to El Roure Gros primary school

By David Lewis

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The Catalan primary school El Roure Gros has a unique concept: all learning is done through experimentation and investigation. Science on Stage Germany invited eight teachers from Austria, Germany and Italy to visit the school.

Cracking down on wildlife trafficking

By Nina Notman

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

Indigo: recreating Pharaoh’s dye

By Gianluca Farusi

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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.

Seeing the light: monitoring fusion experiments

By Phil Dooley, EFDA-JET

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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.

The effect of heat: simple experiments with solids, liquids and gases

By Erland Andersen and Andrew Brown

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From a homemade thermometer to knitting needles that grow: here are some simple but fun experiments for primary-school pupils to investigate what happens to solids, liquids and gases when we heat them.

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