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Medical Records

This guide contains information, further reading and web links that help students to understand and debate the issues around patient confidentiality and the use of data for medical research.

Patient confidentiality is central to ethical medical practice. But in the new digital world, many feel that we should...

Project STEM - Book of Insights

This book describes young people’s attitudes, beliefs, motivations and behaviours that affect their decisions on subject choice and career paths to add depth to the current understanding of how young people perceive STEM careers.

Four phases of research activity with young people; qualitative, social...

Where Will Philae Land? Rosetta in Orbit

Following the successful rendezvous of the Rosetta spacecraft, with comet 67P, this Catalyst article explains how a smaller spacecraft will land on the surface of the comet. Philae is due to land on the comet on 12 November 2014, the first ever attempt to land an object on the surface of a comet.

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Palaeontology Goes Hi-Tech

Palaeontology strives to discover evidence so that we might learn more about the fossil remains of life and understand how they lived, functioned and even died. Scientists at The University of Manchester have been using state-of-the art imaging, chemical analyses and computer modelling techniques to study the...

Neptune's Flowers

Seagrass meadows are an important environment in the Mediterranean and around Australia. They support diverse wildlife communities and act as carbon stores. This article explains what seagrass is, its value and the human threats to underwater seagrass meadows.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science...

The One-Footed Ape

There has been a great deal of research into footedness in football. However, careful observations of what players do on the pitch reveal that the elite football heroes are much more one-footed than it was previously assumed. David Carey of Bangor University looks into the issue.

The article is from Catalyst...

Chemistry and Paint

Paint has been developed and used for thousands of years, allowing artists an increasing range of colours and textures. This article describes the different techniques of developing paint.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.

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Brighton Goes Solar

Brighton Energy Co-op recently installed Brighton’s second-largest solar system on the roof of Shed 3a at Shoreham Port. Since May 2013, 800 panels have covered the two sides of this 3000 m2 roof: half face east, the other half west.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25,...

Water in the Oceans

This Catalyst article describes how the salty water in the oceans has some consequences for how the ocean water mixes – or does not mix. There are distinct bodies of water in the oceans which mix only very slowly. The experiments detailed in the article will explain why this is.

The article is from Catalyst...

space:uk - Spring 2013, Issue 37

This edition of space:UK, from the UK Space Agency, looks at the new developments at Harwell, in Oxfordshire, new spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than ever before, and how space-borne technology is helping archaeologists. Articles include: *Recent news: Smartphone in space, UK plans for Jupiter, go-ahead...

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