Welcome to the fifteenth issue of Science in School Editorial article

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If you attend the Euroscience Open Forum from 2-7 July 2010 in Turin, Italy, you can meet us in person. For five days, the streets of Turin come to life with public science events. In the conference venue itself, members of the public will join scientists, politicians, teachers and journalists to discuss discoveries and developments in science. To learn more about EIROforum and the activities of its member organisations, why not visit the EIROforum stand in the conference exhibition?

For those of you who won’t be in Turin, this issue of Science in School offers an overview of the seven organisations. We also highlight some of their projects, such as ALMA, the world’s largest radio astronomy facility, and the digital zebrafish embryo. Of course there’s plenty more to discover in this issue – and don’t forget that whereas most of the articles are in the print version, some are online only.

The Science in School website offers much more, however, than these online-only articles. For example, all the Science in School articles ever published are freely available online – not only in English, but also in many other European languages. You can find them either by browsing the archive or via the links to specifictopics, categories or languagesat the top of each page. If you’re looking for similar articles to the one you’re reading, use the linked keywords at the bottom of each article. On our home page,we regularly highlight series of articles on a particular topic, such as climate change, energy or evolution.

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Marlene Rau
Editor of Science in School




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