By Erin Tranfield This image was taken by Galileo as it flew by the Earth-Moon system in 1992. Image courtesy of NASA Clues to the history of the Earth, the Milky Way and the Universe are hidden on the lunar surface. The Moon has been Earth’s constant companion for approximately 4.5 billion…
“If you are not interested in how evolution came about, and cannot conceive how anyone could be seriously concerned about anything other than human affairs, then do not read it: it will only make you needlessly angry,” wrote John Maynard Smith about The Selfish Gene.
Shortly before Christmas 2006, German ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter returned from the International Space Station. A month later, Barbara Warmbein asked him about his trip, the experiments he did – and how to become an astronaut.
Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Topics: Physics, Biology, Astronomy / space
Darren Hughes from the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France takes a look at stress. How can it be manipulated to make safer rails for trains or more efficient wind turbines – and what can we learn from neutron- and X-ray analysis?
At Science on Stage 2, the European Science Teaching Awards 2007 were presented for the 12 best projects. Eleanor Hayes, editor of Science in School, describes how the jury made their difficult decisions