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| Issue 28

From construction to destruction: building lasers and melting walls

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;
Topics: News from the EIROs, General science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering

| Issue 28

Food that shapes you: how diet can change your epigenome

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;
Topics: Biology, General science, Chemistry
                   

| Issue 28

Making the right moves

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;
Topics: Biology, General science
           

| Issue 28

Inspired by nature: modern drugs

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;
Topics: Chemistry, General science, Health
               

| Issue 24

Analysing wine at school

​European countries produce more than half of the world’s wine – and drink a lot of it too! These hands-on activities for schools reveal the science behind the perfect wine.

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

| Issue 24

Cracking down on wildlife trafficking

Biologist Juliana Machado Ferreira is using science to combat wildlife traffickers in Brazil.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, General science
         

| Issue 24

Indigo: recreating Pharaoh’s dye

What links your jeans, sea snails, woad plants and the Egyptian royal family? It’s the dye, indigo. Learn about its fascinating history and how you can extract it at school.

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

| Issue 24

Seeing the light: monitoring fusion experiments

​Finding out what is going on in the core of a fusion experiment at 100 million degrees Celsius is no easy matter, but there are clever ways to work it out.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, General science, Chemistry, Engineering