All Biology articles – Page 3

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    The rhythm of life

    2017-12-11T08:49:00Z

    Emma Davies explores how unravelling the complex mechanisms of the body clock has led to some fascinating discoveries and a 2017 Nobel prize

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    Summer bees vulnerable to nanoparticles in fuel additives

    2017-11-24T12:07:00Z

    Cerium oxide nanoparticles cause biochemical changes in honeybees

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    Torn crystal reveals gecko's stickiness

    2017-11-10T11:52:00Z

    The force behind a gecko’s sticky feet has been measured and modified

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    Exceptional enzymes

    2017-08-29T11:18:00Z

    New biological catalysts could deliver useful chemicals chemistry cannot make

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    Edible experiments: Love you, honey

    How can honey be solid or runny? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Love you, honey video ...

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    Edible experiments: Investigating invertase

    How are fondant centres in chocolate created? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible Experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Investigating invertase video ...

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    Edible experiments: Earth's perfume

    What is the chemical responsible for the earthy taste of beetroot? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: ...

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    Magnificent molecules

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    2017-06-13T09:27:00Z

    The irritating compounds responsible for the poison ivy rash

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    Food and drink chemistry infographics

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    Use this collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the chemistry of food and drink as a valuable addition to your science classroom. Find the answers to questions such as ‘Is the galaxy raspberry flavoured?’; ‘Why shouldn’t I drink grapefruit juice if I’m taking medication?’ and, ‘What are the ...

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    CRISPR: The cutting edge

    2017-02-16T11:46:00Z

    Molecular biology’s new favourite tool

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    Time to get out the vitamin D

    2017-01-11T14:00:00Z

    Nina Notman looks at recent advice to start popping vitamin D supplements during the shorter days

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    Secret in the sachet

    In Search of Solutions: Can you test the performance of a home-made flower preservative against the commercial alternative? Linking to topics on chemical preservatives.

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    Something smells

    Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense

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    Alive!

    Learn about bacteria and fungi, including yeast, as examples of micro-organisms that are alive. Introduces the fact that bacteria play many roles in our everyday lives; children will be able to give examples, including bread and cheese making.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 2: staying alive

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Sweet and sour

    FunKids Radio and the RSC have teamed up again, and chemistry superhero K-Mistry has returned to introduce children to the chemistry they can find all around them, in their kitchen!

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    Water! Water!

    2016-12-12T13:37:43Z In association with

    A resource pack including a student worksheet, teachers' notes and four presentations looking at one of the most vital substances on planet Earth - water.

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    Chemistry stinks

    2016-12-02T12:11:00Z

    Jacob Cox, Simon Rees and Peter Banks describe educational techniques linking the sense of smell with memory

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    Hairy plants aid oil-absorbing material design

    2016-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Leaves of weed could even be used to mop-up slicks

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    Grand challenges set for science students

    2016-10-26T00:00:00Z

    New competition asks young people to explore solutions for global health and development issues