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Astrofarmer: how to grow plants in space

Investigate the factors affecting plant growth and devise a plan for growing plants on the Moon.

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How to understand a COVID-19 test result

A negative result from a medical test means you definitely don’t have the condition, right? Wrong: it depends on the false negative rate of the test and on your individual risk.

       

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Greening chemistry

Chemistry is not always completely environmentally friendly; green chemistry is working to change that.

       

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The first light in the Universe

Ana Lopes and Henri Boffin take us on a trip back in time – probing the history of the Universe.

             

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The reign of the dinosaurs ended in spring

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs struck Earth during springtime. Scientists have determined this by analyzing the remains of fish that died directly after the impact.

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JET sets new fusion energy record

Recent results from EUROfusion’s JET experiment have demonstrated sustained high fusion power for the first time. These ground-breaking results could pave the way for fusion energy to play a key role in tackling climate change.

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Shaken by the (pressure) waves

A pressure wave generated by the explosion of a volcano 18 000 km away was detected as an unexpected windfall of a school ambient air monitoring network.



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