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Blog about it! Getting students closer to science

By Nina Notman

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Teen blogger Julia Paoli and her teacher Lali DeRosier discuss how blogging can help science students

Tales from a plague pit

By Kirsten Bos

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Archeology and genetics combine to reveal what caused the Black Death.

Propping up the wall: how to rescue a leaning tower

By Susan Watt

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Civil engineer John Burland talks about the perils and practicalities of supporting some of the world’s most iconic buildings.

Accelerating the pace of science: interview with CERN’s Rolf Heuer

By Eleanor Hayes

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CERN’s director general tells the story behind the Higgs boson – and describes the next steps.

Cracking down on wildlife trafficking

By Nina Notman

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Biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira is using science to combat wildlife traffickers in Brazil.

Finding maths where you least expect it: interview with Marcus du Sautoy

By Eleanor Hayes

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What makes viruses so virulent? Why do we enjoy music? Why is the Alhambra so beautiful? The answer? Mathematics!

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.

How I killed Pluto: Mike Brown

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To change the world would be amazing enough. Mike Brown changed the Solar System. Eleanor Hayes explains.

An archaeologist of the genome: Svante Pääbo

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Evolutionary geneticist Svante Pääbo tells Eleanor Hayes how he excavates the genome to understand human evolution.

Life in the line of fire

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All major X-ray and neutron facilities employ instrument scientists, who are experimental experts, liaison officers and researchers rolled into one. Andrew Wildes from the Institut Laue-Langevin explains how he juggles his daily tasks.

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