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Zika

The Zika virus is linked to brain damage in unborn babies and is spreading rapidly through South America. The World Health Organisation declared it an ...

Two degrees

December 2015 was the wettest month in the UK since records began and devastating floods affected thousands of people. Scientists believe climate change may have caused ...

Man or machine

Sports records are continually being broken – balls hit harder, javelins thrown further and bicycles travelling faster – but are these improvements down to the athlete ...

Ban Cola? #Top 3 activity

Now that scientists have discovered that sugar is like an addictive drug, pressure is building for action to reduce the amount of sugar that children ...

Grow

As people live longer the demand for new organs to replace failed ones increases. One possible solution is to build new organs in a dish from ...

Ebola #Top 3 activity

Will the next outbreak be a global pandemic? The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest in history, and killed more than 11,000 ...

Death to diesel?

Major car manufacturers have fitted software to diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests. In this activity students use their knowledge of chemical reactions to ...

Life on Enceladus?

Evidence from Cassini, a robot spacecraft, suggests that there are oceans of hot water on Saturn’s icy moon, Enceladus. Might the oceans be home to ...

Invasion!

Common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, is an invasive plant which is spreading across Europe. Because of illness caused by its allergenic pollen and competition with crops, ...

Text neck

New research suggests that smart phone use is seriously damaging our necks. Looking down at an angle places great strain on the spine, and can ...

GM decision

Following a EU rule change, the growing of GM crops across Europe will increase in many countries. It looks likely that GM foods such as ...

Big bag ban

The EU has recently approved tough new measures to slash the use of plastic bags. New targets will force each country to reduce plastic bag ...

Chocolate money

Europeans love chocolate – we eat over half the world’s supply! The bad news is that we are eating more cocoa than can be produced ...

Appliance science

The EU has recently imposed limits on the power ratings of vacuum cleaners, and further limits on other appliances could soon be in place. In ...

Eat insects

As human population increases, our appetite for meat grows but very soon demand will outstrip supply. Farming large animals puts a strain on our natural ...

Solar Roadways

Revolutionary roads which stay snow-free, claim developers. A click of a switch they can transform the road into a car park or even sports pitches. In ...

Making Decisions

Carriers of a inherited condition have to make many difficult decisions including what to do if they want children. In this activity students ...

Sinking island

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati recently announced its purchase of land in mountainous Fiji for its population to move to when sea ...

Ban the beds

In preparation for a summer holiday many people turn to sunbeds to top up their tan but could this habit be endangering their ...

Take the test?

Genetic tests can be used to determine whether a person is a carrier of a genetic condition – but is having a test always the best ...

Attack of the giant viruses

Scientists have discovered a giant 30 000 year old virus still alive under the permafrost. As the world warms, others will be uncovered. ...

Car Wars

Imagine it is 2020 and students are about to get their first car. Increased carbon dioxide emissions have led to huge financial incentives to ...

Three Parents

Babies will soon be born which have two Mums and a Dad! A new procedure which creates babies with the DNA of three ...

What does the fox say?

We use the viral video to raise a serious question: can we understand animal talk? ‘Bowlingual’ detects a dog’s emotions by analysing a ...

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