INSPIRE

Inspire

How to fossilize your hamster, by Mike O’Hare

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

How to fossilize your hamster is a great book to have even if you don’t have a hamster that needs fossilization.

Ages: not applicable; Keywords: Fossils, Teaching resources
   

Inspire

Doctor in the morning, researcher in the afternoon

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

For doctor Stefan Pfister, efforts to cure cancer happen at the hospital and in the laboratory.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Medicine, Cancer, Cancer research
   



UNDERSTAND

Understand

From construction to destruction: building lasers and melting walls

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

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.

Ages: not applicable;

Understand

Glaciers on Mars: looking for the ice

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

One of the scientists’ main interests in Mars research is water. Is there water on Mars?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Physics, Planets
       

Understand

Food that shapes you: how diet can change your epigenome

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

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.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Medicine
                   

Understand

Making the right moves

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

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.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Physics
         

Understand

Inspired by nature: modern drugs

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

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.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Organic chemistry, Conservation
               

Understand

From model organism to medical advances

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

​A simple fungus used to brew beer is now used around the world to advance cancer research.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Biology, Genetics, Medicine, Scientific interdisciplinary teamwork, Biotechnology
           

Understand

Tales from a plague pit

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

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

Ages: 11-14, 14-16; Keywords: Biochemistry, History of medicine, Biology
             



TEACH

Teach

The way of the dragon: chemistry for the youngest

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

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.

Ages: under 11; Keywords: Physics, Chemistry
         



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Welcome to the twenty-eighth issue of SiS

February 20, 2014 | Issue 28

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…

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