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| Issue 28

Tales from a plague pit

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

Ages: 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Biology, Health

| Issue 20

Neutrons and antifreeze: research into Arctic fish

Matthew Blakeley from ILL and his colleagues from ESRF and elsewhere have discovered how antifreeze in Arctic fish blood keeps them alive in sub-zero conditions. He and Eleanor Hayes explain.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Biology, Chemistry

| Issue 18

Moringa: the science behind the miracle tree

Moringas have long been known as miracle trees. Now scientists are investigating their properties in depth, as Sue Nelson and Marlene Rau report.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry

| Issue 17

Human evolution: testing the molecular basis

In the second of two articles, Jarek Bryk describes how scientists dig deep into our genes – to test the molecular basis of an evolutionary adaptation in humans.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science, Health

| Issue 14

Starch: a structural mystery

A string of glucose molecules: starch. It sounds simple, but it isn’t. Dominique Cornuéjols and Serge Pérez explore the intricacies of its structure – and show that the mystery is by no means solved.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry