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Get excited about the first Northern Conference…but who will be there?!

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For our first Northern YSJournal conference, we have four main speakers/workshops to enjoy throughout the day. First is the Kitchen Chemistry workshop with Dr Stephen Ashworth, who aside from being a full time lecturer at UAE travels around the country presenting awesome science shows. A strong believer in science being a practical experience, we are […]

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A new perspective on Alzheimer’s

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According to the NHS, 850,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but because of the lack of understanding of the disease and its pathology, there are currently no ways of treating it. However, a recent study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland has […]

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News in the Sciences!

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Striking news in Biology! One of the most impressive successes in the use of stem cells on humans, was performed on a seven-year old Syrian boy who was suffering from devastating genetic disorder called junctional epidermolysis bullosa. The boy’s disease was caused by a mutation in a gene, called LAMB3, that produces a protein that […]

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Does Classical Music Improve Short Term Memory?

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A study by Zurafa Sakel.   Abstract The aim of this study is to explore whether classical music can improve short term memory in healthy volunteers. This may help learning of healthy people. It may also have a positive impact on communication and interaction as well as reducing agitation in dementia patients. This standardised prospective […]

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How does one mistake lead to another?

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Imagine you are doing a multiple choice exam, and you know that you made a wrong choice in the first question. How would it affect how you answer the next question and your subsequent performance? Recent research finds out that our brain ‘pauses’ after we made a mistake, leading to the decrease in accuracy of […]

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The Science behind Tsunamis

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A tsunami is a series of long, high sea waves caused by a disturbance in the water. This disturbance can come about in many ways such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. The most common causes are volcanic or earthquake activity, and the disturbance itself causes abrupt movement of the water column. Tsunamis […]

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NASA’s Exoplanet Discovery – Trappist-1

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Seven earth-sized planets have been discovered recently by NASA, in the constellation of Aquarius. The exoplanet (a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun) system is called TRAPPIST-1, which stands for The Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope. The tiny, dim star the planets are orbiting is only about 40 light-years (235 trillion […]

Biology

King’s Hub: Videos You Should Watch

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Here is a selection of short, fun and interesting videos recommended by the King’s Hub. There is something for every scientist, with maths, physics, biology and chemistry related content. Although they are great to watch purely as entertainment, the King’s Hub also loves these videos because they show the wonderful (and slightly weird) knowledge that science […]

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How to Get Your Teacher Interested in Starting a Hub

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Thank you for your interest in introducing the Young Scientists Journal to your school. Your efforts open up wonderful opportunities to stimulate and sustain interest in science, making a big difference to your school. In order to start a Hub within your school, you must speak to a teacher who can organise and administrate certain […]

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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016

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Christmas has been and gone, and with it came tacky jumpers, harsh cold weather, endless family reunions and an uncomfortably full stomach. But not to worry; the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures were here to save us all. This year was the 80th anniversary of the televised Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures, but the lectures themselves […]

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Make The Future, London

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On the 1st of July, YSJ Founder Christina Astin, YSJ Chief Editor Claire Nicholson and YSJ team members Michael Hofmann, Abbie Wilson, Cormac Larkin and Peter He, attended the Shell Make The Future London festival in the Queen Elizabeth Park, London. This was not only an opportunity for us to see this amazing festival but it […]