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Fingerprints – beyond identity

Chemists analyse the tiny traces of substances which form a fingerprint. This allows them to determine drug abuse and as well as the age, gender and diet of an individual.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 26, Issue 3.

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Dimitri Mendeleev and the periodic pattern

Mendeleev's invention of the periodic table of the elements showed how to predict and create further elements, something which scientists are still doing today.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 26, Issue 4.

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Dust to dust? The importance of soil

This Catalyst article looks at soil composition and the reasons behind protecting soil from turning into dust. The UN Year of Soils highlighted the many ways in which humans rely on soil for much more than growing crops.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 26, Issue 4.

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Catalyst volume 26 issue 4: full magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:

Dust to dust?

This Catalyst article looks at soil composition and the reasons behind protecting soil from turning into dust. The UN Year of Soils highlighted the many ways in...

Ageing

This opinion piece was written by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded researcher to provoke debate and discussion about the issue of ageing. The piece was written for the Debating Matters competition, which the ESRC sponsors, and discusses vital questions about whether extending the human lifespan...

Catalyst Volume 27 Issue 1: full magazine

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Whales and waves

This Catalyst article looks at sperm whales. Sperm whales can dive deep into the ocean; they use sound waves to communicate in the dark and to detect their prey...

Herbaria: biology's secret weapon

This Catalyst article looks at herbarium houses that contain plant specimens collected from around the world. Studying these specimens allows botanists to study how plants work and how we are impacting on the environment.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 27, Issue 2.

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Why do we eat what we eat

This Catalyst article explores how people could feed themselves if conventional food supply systems were destroyed?

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 27, Issue 2.

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Aquaponics

This Catalyst article focuses on aquaponic systems, where fish and crop plants are grown in a system designed to minimise inputs.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2016, Volume 27, Issue 2.

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Sturdy structures

This Catalyst article features an activity to explore the science behind creating earthquake-proof buildings and the impact of structure stabilisation.

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