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Exploding chromosomes: how cancer begins

By Sonia Furtado Neves, EMBL


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


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

Nuclear options: a teacher at CERN

By Susan Watt


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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