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Plants

This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses. 

The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.

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Fake news

This article explores the effect of 'fake news' on the scientific community, with three top tips on how to become a more critical information consumer.

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De-extinction

This article looks at whether cloning or selective breeding should be used to bring back extinct species and what the ecological effects might be.

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Orange peel to chewing gum

An article about chiral compounds and the chemistry of flavours like orange and spearmint.

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Black holes

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

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Bilingualism

This article looks at brain plasticity and describes how learning languages affects our brains. 

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Find out more about Catalyst magazine: www.stem.org.uk/catalyst

Andrew Smyth interview

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

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Recreating the conditions of space

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

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"I Am the Greatest"

This Catalyst article discusses the science behind motivation in sport. Self-efficacy has been shown to have a strong influence on performance in athletes, with those who believe in themselves generally attaining more success than those who are plagued with self-doubt. Psychologists are developing theories to...

Everything Dinosaur Web Log

The Everything Dinosaur web log is full of well written articles providing information on the latest dinosaur discoveries, new fossil finds, updates on palaeontology and prehistoric animals, just about everything and anything to do with dinosaurs and other amazing creatures that once roamed...

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