Although this is only the first issue of 2014, the academic year is already starting to draw to a close. By the time this issue reaches you, spring will have sprung and preparations for the end of year, and those dreaded exams, will be well underway. Spring, however, is a season of renewal – a new start – and for Science in School that is very apt.
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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.
One of the scientists’ main interests in Mars research is water. Is there water on Mars?
A simple fungus used to brew beer is now used around the world to advance cancer research.
Archeology and genetics combine to reveal what caused the Black Death.
How to fossilize your hamster is a great book to have even if you don’t have a hamster that needs fossilization.
‘The Elements’ and ‘The Compounds’ are two series of professionally produced podcasts, each lasting between 5 and 7 minutes.
The ‘Science for All’ blog, associated e-book and printed book contain a collection of short essays on a series of topics designed to appeal to young students.
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.
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.
Cell’s movements are important in health and diseases, but their speed is the crucial point for the 2013 World Cell Race organised by Daniel Irimia.
For doctor Stefan Pfister, efforts to cure cancer happen at the hospital and in the laboratory.
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.
Bring discovery into the classroom and show students how to evaluate Planck’s constant using simple equipment.