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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 the EIROs.
Studies of radiocarbon are helping scientists to understand how neurons remain stable yet adaptable.
Taking inspiration from nature’s amazing ability to heal wounds, this biology-inspired technology could create aircraft wings that fix themselves.
Astronomers are still trying to discover exactly why galaxies formed in spiral shapes, and what’s likely to happen to our galaxy in the future.
Win the Beamline for Schools competition and take a trip to CERN to do your own real-life particle physics experiment.
How Anne-Flore Laloë is chronicling the life and works of a scientific institution.
Our genetic information is encoded in our DNA, but that is only part of the story.
A teacher from Hannover, Germany, explains how scientific conferences enrich her teaching.
Earth science is all around us.
Use one of the most surprising experiments in classical mechanics to teach the scientific method, video analysis and mechanics.
Exploring visual acuity requires not only biological experiments, but also some understanding of the underlying physics.
Find out how we know what the Sun (and stars) are made of.
Teaching viscosity can be sweetened by using chocolate.
Using effervescent heartburn tablets, model the action of volcanoes to measure the intensity of the explosions and create your own measurement scale.
Plasma is the fourth state of matter, after solid, liquid and gas – but what is it like and what can it do? Plasma globes allow us to answer these questions – and more.