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Practical ocean literacy for all: ecology and exploration

The ocean literacy (OL) principles were created to explain and underline the mutual influence between the ocean and humans. This influence may be hard to grasp when living far from coastal areas, but you can use the simple classroom activities presented in this article (OL principles 4–7)…

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Investigating molecules: explosive imaging

Scientists use intense X-ray pulses from the European XFEL to take snapshots of exploding molecules. This can reveal details of how molecules are put together and how they interact with light.

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Defying the laws of physics?

Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, have discovered a crystal that appears…

     

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Weighing up the evidence: what is a kilo?

​We all know what a kilogram is – or do we? Researchers worldwide are working to define precisely what this familiar unit…

       


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