INSPIRE

Inspire

Art and science from Pompeii to Rembrandt

October 1, 2019 | Issue 48

Applying high-tech science to the study of ancient art and famous paintings has been a rewarding career choice for synchrotron scientist Marine Cotte.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Art
           

Inspire

Behind the scenes at the laboratory

September 30, 2019 | Issue 48

You don’t have to be a researcher to take part in worthwhile scientific research. Find out about some of the less visible roles that keep the science happening.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Research practice
 



UNDERSTAND

Understand

How plants beat jet lag

October 1, 2019 | Issue 48

New research is shedding light on the internal ‘clocks’ that help plants respond to changing day-night cycles.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Genetics, Environment
           

Understand

Take a deep breath? Investigating indoor air pollution

October 1, 2019 | Issue 48

New studies are uncovering how emissions from daily household activities pollute the air we breathe at home.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Environmental science, Chemical reactions, Inorganic and organic chemistry, Human physiology, Health and disease, Atmospheric chemistry
           

Understand

Limoncello and the science of emulsions

September 30, 2019 | Issue 48

How can you make oil and water stay mixed? A scientist’s curiosity about a lemon liqueur has revealed how to do this – with some promising industrial applications.

Ages: 16-19; Keywords: Surfactants, Phase diagrams, Neutron scattering
       



TEACH

Teach

How effective is your sunscreen?

October 2, 2019 | Issue 48

Encourage students to stay safe in the sun with a collection of activities to discover the science behind sunscreen.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Electromagnetic radiation, Organic and inorganic compounds, Emulsifiers
 

Teach

Classic chemistry: finding the empirical formula

September 30, 2019 | Issue 48

Witness a spectacular chemical reaction and take some careful measurements to work out the empirical formula of a compound.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19; Keywords: Stoichiometry, Analytical chemistry
   



EDITORIAL

Editorial

Editorial issue 48

October 2, 2019 | Issue 48

Shorter days and cooler weather signal that it’s time to turn back the clocks, marking the end of daylight saving time. The darker evenings can knock our body clocks out of sync, taking a few days to readjust. 

Ages: not applicable;