Catalyst Volume 19 Issue 1

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Forensic Entomology

This article describes how insects are used to provide clues at crime scenes.

Lucie Green – Astronomer

This article presents the life and career of Lucie Green, an astronomer and broadcaster.

Fantastic Plastic

The many uses of polymers (plastics), both in everyday life and in advanced applications are the main subjects of this article.

Flying Weightless

The article explains what it means to say that an astronaut is 'weightless'.

Process Chemistry

This article looks at the work of process chemists who work in the pharmaceutical industry, devising methods of making new drugs.

Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Five young scientists describe their work in the pharmaceutical industry.

In the Mountains - Going Up?

The article explains how the human body is affected by low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes.

Natural Born Healers

The article describes some examples of drugs derived from natural substances. 

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Forensic Entomology

A Catalyst article looking at how insects are used to provide clues at crime scenes. Forensic entomology is the study of insects and other arthropods in a legal context. It covers many different areas, such as pests in stored food products and insect infestations in human habitations. However, the most high-profile...

Lucie Green - Astronomer

A Catalyst article describing Lucie Green's work as an astronomer and broadcaster on the Sky at Night programme. The article looks at her education and research career together with information on her work outside of broadcasting.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 19, Issue...

Flying Weightless *suitable for home teaching*

This Catalyst article looks at what it means to say that an astronaut is 'weightless'. The article looks at how astronauts are trained in aircraft and how underwater work can also help prepare them for space travel.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 19, Issue 1.

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Process Chemistry

A Catalyst article describing how process chemists work in the pharmaceutical industry, devising methods of making new drugs. Process chemists are a link in the chain from an initial idea to a new drug making it to the market. It generally takes at least 10 years from an idea by a medicinal chemist to a new...

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