Catalyst Volume 16 Issue 1

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Do U Wan2 Tlk> ;)

Mobile phones are everywhere; most people in the UK own one. But how do they work? This article looks at the science behind this popular piece of technology.

Forensic Science - Careers

This article explores careers in forensic science.

Predators, Prey and Populations

Animals that kill and eat other animals are called predators; the animals they eat are called prey. This article explores some general principles about predator–prey relationships and looks in some detail at the adaptations shown by a predatory insect being used in the control of an insect pest.

Diamond's Brilliant Light

In the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, a brilliant new light source is under construction - the Diamond Light Source. How does this giant machine work and what will it be used for?

Coming to a Beach Near You!

What causes breaking waves to leave foam on our beaches? This article explores the human impact on the environment and the changes in the growth of algae in our seas.


Aluminium is a shiny silvery metal, which is extracted from its ore by electrolysis. Further addition of other metallic elements results in an alloy, which can be cast into various shapes using moulds.

Can Your Mobile Phone Damage Your Health?

This article investigates if mobile phones produce harmful radiation.

Albert Einstein

This article presents Albert Einstein's life and work.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.



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Catalyst Volume 16 Issue 1: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles: