Catalyst Volume 22 Issue 2

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Diving Deep

Many mammal species can dive to great depths. This article explores how their bodies are adapted to cope with the great pressures involved.

Jewellery Metals

This article focuses on how jewellery is traditionally made from metals such as gold, silver and platinum because these metals may be found in their native state and are corrosion-resistant.

Phones and Health

Do mobile phones increase the risk of cancer? This article explores the question, including a recent study from Denmark which suggests not.

Unlocking the Genetic Diversity of Rice

Wild rice was domesticated a long time ago. This article looks at understanding its genetic diversity and how it can help to develop new strains.

Flies, Weeds, Atom Bombs and Computers

This article explores 'Biomodels', biological species which are increasingly well-understood and which have been chosen because they can help us to test new biological theories, particularly in the field of genetics.

Try this - Pouring a Gas

This article explains and demonstrates how carbon dioxide gas can be made and poured.

What is Biochemistry?

This article looks at Biochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in living things.

Careers in Biochemistry

This article contains case studies of young people working in biochemistry.

From Earth to Mars

This article describes how a manned trip to Mars and back would be very demanding, both technologically and for the people involved.

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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Diving Deep

This Catalyst article explores how many mammal species' bodies are adapted to cope with the great pressures involved as they dive to great depths.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

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Jewellery Metals

This Catalyst article looks at how jewellery is traditionally made from metals such as gold, silver and platinum because these metals may be found in their native state and are corrosion-resistant.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

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Phones and Health

This Catalyst article explores whether the use of mobile phones increases the risk of cancer, including a recent study from Denmark which investigates the issue further.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

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Unlocking the Genetic Diversity of Rice

This Catalyst article looks at wild rice which was domesticated a long time ago, and explores how understanding its genetic diversity can help to develop new strains.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2.

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