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| Issue 27

Purple fumes: the importance of iodine

Iodine, with its characteristic purple vapours, has myriad applications – from the familiar disinfectant to innovative solar cells.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry, Health

| Issue 21

How I killed Pluto: Mike Brown

To change the world would be amazing enough. Mike Brown changed the Solar System. Eleanor Hayes explains.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space

| Issue 21

Smell like Julius Caesar: recreating ancient perfumes in the laboratory

Even everyday scents have the power to take us back in time, awakening half-forgotten memories. With Gianluca Farusi’s help, you can take your students 2000 years into the past, recreating and testing Julius Caesar’s perfume.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry

| Issue 15

GIS: analysing the world in 3D

Earthquakes, global climate or the placement of wind farms – with the help of geographic information systems, these can all be investigated dynamically in the classroom. Joseph Kerski describes how.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Earth science

| Issue 3

1000 years of missing science

Yasmin Khan from the Science Museum in London, UK, reveals how deeply our modern civilisation has been enriched by previous Muslim civilisations – and argues for a more balanced approach to the history of science.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Science and society

| Issue 1

Shipwreck: science to the rescue!

The Mary Rose is one of several famous and historical ships salvaged from the sea in recent decades. Thanks to the anaerobic conditions on the seabed, the remains are well preserved. Montserrat Capellas and Dominique Cornuéjols from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), in Grenoble,…

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry