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The dark side of fireworks

Fireworks release more than just sound and light. Read about the environmental costs of this centuries-old entertainment.

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How to understand a COVID-19 test result

A negative result from a medical test means you definitely don’t have the condition, right? Wrong: it depends on the false negative rate of the test and on your individual risk.

       

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More than meets the eye: how space telescopes see beyond the rainbow

How do astronomers investigate the life cycle of stars? At the European Space Agency, it’s done using space-based missions that observe the sky in ultraviolet, visible and infrared light – as this fourth article in a series about astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum describes.

       

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Climate change articles to accompany the COP26 summit

Events like COP26 are an opportunity to teach students about the importance of STEM for society, and how what they learn in class has real-world relevance. Here is a collection of Science in School articles on climate change to get you started.


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