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High-powered research: physicist Adrian Mancuso

By Susan Watt

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Physicist Adrian Mancuso works at the cutting edge of 3D imaging, at what will be Europe’s newest and brightest X-ray facility.

Intersex: falling outside the norm

By Nina Notman

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Male or female? What are the issues surrounding children for whom the answer is not clear? Researchers Eric Vilain and Melissa Hines hope to provide some of the answers.

Inflight Science: A guide to the world from your airplane window

By Brian Clegg

Reviewed by Friedel Krotscheck, Austria

On your bike: how muscles respond to exercise

By Maléne Lindholm and Susanna Wallman Appel

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We all know that exercise makes us fitter and healthier – but what changes take place in our cells to make this happen?

A voyage through space, arts and the seven seas

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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).

Creating eclipses in the classroom

By Marissa Rosenberg from EU Universe Awareness

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During an eclipse, the Sun or the Moon seems to disappear. What is happening? Why not explore this fascinating phenomenon in the classroom, with an easy to build model?

Building a seismograph from scrap

By Panteleimon Bazanos

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Did you know that you can use old hi-fi speakers to detect earthquakes? And also carry out some simple earthquake experiments in the classroom? Here’s how.

Finding maths where you least expect it: interview with Marcus du Sautoy

By Eleanor Hayes

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What makes viruses so virulent? Why do we enjoy music? Why is the Alhambra so beautiful? The answer? Mathematics!

The white continent as a stepping stone to the red planet

By Oli Usher

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For scientists at the European Space Agency, a mission to Mars means going to Antarctica first.

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