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Flavour Saver

Many of the chemicals we use as drugs, flavourings and perfumes originate from natural sources but often the most economical way of obtaining them is to produce them artificially on an industrial scale. Scientists at the University of Oxford are researching into how to use enzymes to make these processes as...

#No filter

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating different ways that information that we share on social media sites can be used by others. Sometimes the information can be useful, for instance providing information on an unfolding event, but it could be used for more sinister purposes.

In this...

Catalyst Volume 25 Issue 4: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:

Animal-Computer Interaction

This article investigates how scientists at the Open University are devising ways in which dogs can interact with electronic...

Seasons spotter sheets

This series of spotter sheets are useful when identifying living things in their habitats at different times of the year. They contain sheets for each of the seasons include sheets which help to identify:

  • Autumn leaves
  • Autumn wildlife
  • Trees...

Healthy London Living

Drawing on a number of leading London medical and science centres, sporting events and venues, this unit introduces the topics of nutrition and digestion, health and the skeletal and muscular systems. Each lesson offers students the chance to develop the skills required to work scientifically and to develop their...

Catalyst Volume 26 Issue 1: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:

Death of a king 

This Catalyst article investigates the remains of King Richard III of England, which have been excavated, and how they were analysed to...

Love your saltmarsh activity

Love your saltmarsh is an activity about the benefits we get from nature and making difficult choices about coastal management.  When there is no saltmarsh and mudflat in front of a LEGO® town, participants discover that they spend more of their chocolate coins to build and...

Catalyst Volume 22 Issue 3: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

The Price of Rice 

This article looks at how genetics has increased yields of rice, a staple food for billions of people.

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Catalyst Volume 18 Issue 2: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains articles on:

Would You Be a CLEVER Driver?

The CLEVER car has been designed to be a compact, energy-efficient car. Many of its design features are likely to appear in more...

Catalyst Volume 18 Issue 1: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:

Wave Power

To tackle climate change, one potential major energy resource has remained untapped until now: wave power.

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