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| Issue 9

What killed the woolly mammoth?

Climate change is nothing new. Caitlin Sedwick describes how a computer model is helping scientists to explain the extinction of the woolly mammoth.

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

| Issue 9

Is there anybody out there? An ark of life

An enormous meteorite impact and then a rocky flight from Mars. Is that how life appeared on Earth? Cornelia Meyer takes us on a space trip through the lithopanspermia theory and describes how she is putting it to the test with the help of student colleagues.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Astronomy / space
             

| Issue 8

Dance of the Tiger, By Björn Kurtén

Teachers and many older school students will enjoy Dance of the Tiger, a very unusual fictional story written by a scientist about his own subject.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Resources

| Issue 6

Counting Buttons: demonstrating the Hardy-Weinberg principle

Pongprapan Pongsophon, Vantipa Roadrangka and Alison Campbell from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, demonstrate how a difficult concept in evolution can be explained with equipment as simple as a box of buttons!

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology
 

| Issue 2

A new tree of life

At the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, Peer Bork’s research group has meticulously reconstructed a new tree of life – tracing the course of evolution. Russ Hodge explains.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology