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A classroom hydrogen economy

By Mario Mitov and Yolina Hubenova


Could hydrogen be the best alternative for fossil fuels? This demonstration shows how a hydrogen economy might work in practice.

From methional to fried chicken

By Emma Davis


Methional played centre stage at the recent Second International Contest for Note by Note Cooking. The challenge: to make dishes containing only methional and ‘pure’ compounds such as milk proteins, alcohols, amino acids and flavour chemicals, and, ideally, no plant tissues, meat, fish or eggs

Experienced and experiencing teacher

By Isabelle Kling


Vasiliki Kioupi has always run science experiments with her students. Now she is also testing various pedagogical methods in her classroom and is moving towards teaching the teachers.

Become a water quality analyst

By Sarah Al-Benna


Industrial activities and even geological changes can affect the quality of water, causing contamination that poses risks to human health and the environment. Learn how to become an independent analyst to ensure that we have good-quality water.

Up, up and away: using aircraft for atmospheric monitoring

By Kimberley Leather, Carl Percival, Tim Harrison and Laura Howes


When measuring the chemistry of the atmosphere, it helps to fly up in specially modified laboratories

Experiments in integrity – Fritz Haber and the ethics of chemistry

By Jane Essex and Laura Howes


One hundred years after the start of the First World War, chemical weapons are still in the news. We consider some of the ethical questions behind the war’s chemical legacy.

From construction to destruction: building lasers and melting walls


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


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


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.

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