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The Physics of Superheroes, By James Kakalios

Superman, Batman, Lightning Lad, Spiderman – they all apply the principles of physics to perform their extraordinary feats… or do they? Which laws are suspended, and which are extended? Which are indeed forgotten completely?

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources
   

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The Science Behind Medicines

The Science Behind Medicines CD-ROM is a teaching resource produced by GlaxoSmithKline and aimed at biology and chemistry teachers of post-16 students. It has sections on drug discovery, structural formulae, bacterial infections, asthma and viral infections.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Resources

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Video-clip collection of the European Space Agency

Films about science or even pseudo-science can be powerful tools in the classroom. Heinz Oberhummer from the Cinema and Science project provides a toolkit for using the video-clip collection of the European Space Agency.

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

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A search for the origins of the brain

Detlev Arendt, a molecular biologist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, describes to Russ Hodge how his cutting-edge research is following in the footsteps of a 19th-century scientist.

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

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Chocolate’s chemical charm

Dhara Thakerar, a second-year student of natural sciences at Cambridge University, UK, elucidates the science of chocolate.

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

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Symmetry rules

Everyone knows what symmetry is. In this article, though, Mario Livio from the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA, explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature, can be symmetrical.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics
         

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Forensic entomology

Are you a biologist with a mission? Do you want to fight crime with science? Martin Hall and Amoret Brandt from The Natural History Museum in London, UK, introduce the fascinating (and smelly) field of forensic entomology.

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

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The chocolate challenge

John Schollar from the National Centre for Biotechnology Education at the University of Reading, UK, finds an excuse for eating one of his favourite foods - chocolate.

Ages: 14-16;
Topics: Science and society, General science