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Exploding chromosomes: how cancer begins

By Sonia Furtado Neves, EMBL

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Brain tumours are one of the most common causes of death in children – and may begin when chromosomes are torn apart during cell division.

Bread-making: teaching science in primary school

By David Lewis

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Something as everyday as bread can offer a surprising spectrum of interdisciplinary teaching opportunities.

Nuclear options: a teacher at CERN

By Susan Watt

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Physics teacher Günter Bachmann explains how his CERN residency has inspired both him and his students.

Designing a school: taking science out of the classroom

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How can the architecture of a school influence its teaching? Allan Andersen, head teacher of Copenhagen’s Ørestad Gymnasium, tells Adam Gristwood and Eleanor Hayes.

Harnessing the power of the Sun: fusion reactors

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Renewable, clean, unlimited energy – how can it be achieved? Christine Rüth from EFDA introduces the tokamak, the most advanced fusion device.

Build your own microscope: following in Robert Hooke’s footsteps

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Nektarios Tsagliotis explains how to build an effective microscope using simple materials – enabling your students to discover a hidden world, just as Robert Hooke did in 1665.

Revealing the secrets of permafrost

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Studying permafrost enables us to look not only into the past, but also into the future. Miguel Ángel de Pablo, Miguel Ramos, Gonçalo Vieira and Antonio Molina explain.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock: a career in space

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As a child, Maggie Aderin-Pocock dreamed of going into space. She hasn’t quite managed it yet, but she’s got pretty close, as she tells Eleanor Hayes.

Camp of brilliant brains

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Petra Nieckchen from EFDA reports on the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Helsinki, Finland.

Diving into research at the EIROforum teacher school

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Does school feel a long way from modern science? Sonia Furtado Neves explains how 30 teachers recently experienced the thrill of cutting-edge research.

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