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Catalyst edition 29: full magazine

This edition of Catalyst contains the following articles:


Andrew Smyth interview

This article is a career interview with aerospace research engineer, and BBC Bake-Off finalist, Andrew Smyth.


This article describes how learning languages affects our brains. 

Black Holes

This article explores the relationship between black holes and gravitational waves.


This article presents a case against bringing back extinct species. 

Digital teacher's notes

These interactive notes build on the ideas covered in edition 29 of Catalyst.

Fake news

This article explores the effect of 'fake news' on the scientific community.

Orange peel to chewing gum

This article describes the uses of Limonene in different products.

Recreating conditions of space

This article focuses on Laboratory Astrophysics - the recreation of the conditions of space in the laboratory.


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