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From construction to destruction: building lasers and melting walls

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

Podcasts ‘The Elements’ and ‘The Compounds’

By Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Reviewed by Tim Harrison, Bristol University, UK

Food that shapes you: how diet can change your epigenome

By Cristina Florean

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You are what you eat – quite literally. Our diet can influence the tiny changes in our genome that underlie several diseases, including cancer and obesity.

Inspired by nature: modern drugs

By David Sucunza

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Many naturally occurring compounds are useful in medicine – but they can be fabulously expensive to obtain from their natural sources. New scientific methods of synthesis and production are overcoming this problem.

The way of the dragon: chemistry for the youngest

By Anna Gunnarsson

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In Sweden there lives a small, green dragon called Berta, who invites young children to join her adventures in Dragon Land – all of which are about chemistry.

A range of scales: from fusing a nucleus to studying a dwarf planet

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

Purple fumes: the importance of iodine

By Frithjof C Küpper, Martin C Feiters, Berit Olofsson, Tatsuo Kaiho, Shozo Yanagida, Michael B Zimmermann, Lucy J Carpenter, George W Luther III, Zunli Lu, Mats Jonsson & Lars Kloo

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Iodine, with its characteristic purple vapours, has myriad applications – from the familiar disinfectant to innovative solar cells.

Monastic medicine: medieval herbalism meets modern science

By Susan Watt and Eleanor Hayes

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A group of German researchers is bringing to light the medicinal wisdom of the Middle Ages.

A thermometer that goes to 200 million degrees

By Phil Dooley, EFDA-JET

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Measuring the temperature inside a fusion reactor is no easy task. Find out how it’s done – and even simulate it in the classroom.

Cracking the mystery of how our planet formed

By Jérôme Ganne and Vincent de Andrade

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Studying the chemical composition of some of the planet’s oldest rocks has revolutionised our understanding of how our continents formed.

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