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The Future of Science

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We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to talk to Danko Antolovic, author of Whither Science? here’s what happened… We, at the Young Scientists Journal, were lucky enough to interview Danko Antolovic, a scientist and author. Senior Editor, Muhammad Hamza Waseem conducted the interview. Danko is a scientist, technologist and author who lives in […]

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The UK Space Design Competition

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The UK Space Design Competition (UKSDC) is light years ahead of your average after school science club. The challenge is open to all secondary students in the UK, inviting schools to recreate their own aerospace company and respond to a futuristic proposal for the relocation of a space colony. Throughout the year, the schools compete either at regional heats or in an online video competition, the winners of which attend the UK final at Imperial College London in March. Twelve students from the winning team will be invited to NASA to represent UK in the international final later during the summer. We’ve been lucky enough to catch up with some of the 2015-16 winners and technical volunteers to hear about their experiences.

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Food in Space – The Tomatosphere Programme

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In this article, Harry Evett and Daniel Forrest from St Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford take a look at how we’re heading towards growing food in Space – a vital step towards living in space. Space – we find it fascinating yet we still know so little.  Man has dreamt of putting people in […]

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Food in Space – The Tomatosphere Programme

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In this article, Harry Evett and Daniel Forrest from St Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford take a look at how we’re heading towards growing food in Space – a vital step towards living in space. Space – we find it fascinating yet we still know so little.  Man has dreamt of putting people in […]

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The Science Behind Maria Sharapova’s Failed Drugs Test…

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A couple of weeks after the Australian Open, multiple Grand Slam winner, Maria Sharapova announced she’d failed a drug test following her defeat to Serena Williams. The drug in question was Meldonium. It was only entered onto the banned list on January 1st 2016. It’s sometimes called mildronate and was taken by Maria Sharapova for virtually 10 years. […]

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The Science Behind Maria Sharapova's Failed Drugs Test…

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A couple of weeks after the Australian Open, multiple Grand Slam winner, Maria Sharapova announced she’d failed a drug test following her defeat to Serena Williams. The drug in question was Meldonium. It was only entered onto the banned list on January 1st 2016. It’s sometimes called mildronate and was taken by Maria Sharapova for virtually 10 years. […]

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Contribute to our next space-themed issue!

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 We’re dedicating our next issue to the UK’s first ever official astronaut – Tim Peake! For this issue, we’re looking for people aged between 12 and 20 to contribute articles and more. Click for some information as to how you can get involved with our next issue.

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The Brain and Its Frontal Lobes

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 Neuroscience is a relatively new field of study that explores the brain and the nervous system, the great controllers of our body. This article focuses on the frontal lobes of the brain, expatiating on its functions and how their dysfunction could give rise to various psychological disorders. It also deals with the history of interpretations about the brain, as well as technological modes through which scientists can now examine the brain — e.g. the MRI and the PET scan.

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Crafting Tips

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Use shows as starter materials: A conference presentation, colloquium, workshop, or course presentation could be a great way to arrange your creative ideas for just a future paper. Take advantage of that if you end up designing your presentation — continually assume regarding how this may possibly flow within a publishable paper. After you conclusion […]

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The medicinal powers of honey

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Honey: sweet, delicious and great on toast! After proving a hit in our kitchen cupboards, honey is now making its way into our medicine cabinets too; next time you have a sore throat you may be reaching for the honey jar. This study looks at three different types of honey and their medicinal qualities against bacteria. Standard processed honey, unprocessed honey and medicinal grade Manuka honey all killed samples of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, proving all of these honeys to have antibacterial properties. The Manuka honey, however, had a greater antibacterial effect against both bacteria, suggesting that Manuka honey is the best for medicinal use.

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Wireless Virtual Reality for Entry-Level Smartphones

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In the recent decade, Virtual Reality (VR) has become more common through a range of systems including computer-powered head-mounted displays (HMDs) and smartphone-powered headsets. It has presented both designers and developers alike with a new field filled with unexplored potential. In this article, a new and inexpensive approach to VR is explored, allowing entry-level smartphones to run powerful computer-based VR experiences wirelessly through Bluetooth with relative high levels of performance. The project was recognised as a European and African Finalist in the Google Science Fair 2015.

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The Destiny of Science

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The decline in interest for science by the general public can be explained by the human tendency to perceive logarithimically rather than linearly. Science education can address this problem to alter the destiny of science.

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Endobronchial Ultrasound

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After spending a week’s worth of work experience in an infirmary in West Yorkshire, I now feel significantly more aware of what an effect modern technology has on the medical world. Having been based in a hospital to which Robotic Prostatectomies are now a commonly used procedure, I really did feel ‘on the forefront’ of […]

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Lung Cancer- Treating and Diagnosing The Deadly Disease

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In this article, I will explore the complexity of lung cancer and why it is classed as one of the most deadly cancers. As well as this, I will explain how different types of lung cancer are classified depending on the cells present in tumours and how the classification affects the treatment a patient is given. Furthermore, I will look at the current treatments for lung cancer and how they are used. And last but not least, I will explain what Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) are and how they may be able to help scientists diagnose and treat lung cancer in the near future.

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Pure synthesis products, experimental study and the introduction in the industrial reality

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This paper explores and proposes a more efficient method for the synthesis of organic compounds using a technique of process intensification – condensing synthesis and purification into one step. Studies were conducted regarding the production of acetylsalicylic acid (more commonly known as Aspirin) and a hypothetical installation was designed. The results are of significance as they improve upon current production methods, can be used in the synthesis of many different chemicals and could have direct applications to chemical production on an industrial scale.