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| Issue 49

Finding the recipe for life on Earth

Three key factors were required for life to develop on Earth – but which factor came first? Recent research could help settle the debate.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science
       

| Issue 46

The changing technologies of drug design

Over several decades, the search for new medicines has progressed from mimicking natural molecules to screening many millions of compounds.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, Health
 

| Issue 43

Titanic and the iron-eating bacteria

A species of bacterium discovered on the decaying wreck of the Titanic is providing new insights into how to protect living cells from damage.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: News from the EIROs, Physics, Biology, Chemistry
       

| Issue 43

Decoding DNA with a pocket-sized sequencer

USB-powered sequencers smaller than your smartphone could revolutionise the way we decode DNA – in hospitals, in remote locations and even in space.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health
       

| Issue 41

Cellulose: from trees to treats

The same molecule that keeps mighty trees standing also led to the first multicellular life forms – and can even be used to make sweet treats.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Health
           

| Issue 28

Tales from a plague pit

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

Ages: 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Biology, Health