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Become a water quality analyst

By Sarah Al-Benna

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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