Interview

What’s it like to be a YSJ Editor?

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Ben Schwabe is a member of our Editorial Team, and was our first ‘Editor of the Month’ in recognition of his consistently high work ethic.  Here, Ben shares insights about what it’s like to be part of the team… Hey! My name is Ben Schwabe, I’m 18 years old and I live in Leicestershire, in […]

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Join our Team!

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We’re looking for young people to join our team!  We currently have some fantastic opportunities to get involved in Young Scientists Journal, and are looking for young people aged 12-20 to volunteer in the following senior positions… NB- Applications for all junior positions listed here are accepted continuously. Head of Outreach: The Head of Outreach is responsible […]

Blogs

YSJ Conference 2018 – University of Nottingham

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On the 17 September 2018 the annual Young Scientists Journal conference was held at the University of Nottingham. In the morning there was a talk by Phil Moriarty, who is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He was presenting about the connection between heavy metal and quantum mechanics and explained […]

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Sausage Poison to cure Wrinkles?

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Have you ever thought of using something extremely lethal to cure movement disorders, neurological conditions and wrinkles? Botulinum – the most potent neurotoxin and is just right for the job. Poison or Drug? By Jessica Kan On Friday 24th March 2017 as part of the ATOM festival, Dr Keith Foster delivered an intriguing talk about […]

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A New Dawn

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It’s a new academic year and that means a new team will be taking on running Young Scientists Journal. But aside from the obligatory Senior Team shuffle and a change in Chief Editor, this year will see the journal make a far greater transition. That’s right, the rumours were true – Christina Astin (founder and, […]

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10 Year Retrospective from Co-Founder

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Co-founder and mentor, Christina Astin revisits her early hopes for Young Scientists Journal and what has been achieved. What does a young scientist look like? To many it’s a lab-coated woman or man in their early 30s. To me, a young scientist is still at school. A teenage scientist may not know as much science as […]

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What has YSJournal done for me?

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What has YSJournal done for me? Past authors and editors of the journal talk to us about what they gained from their experience of writing for or working on the journal. Our team has grown from a handful to hundreds, working in many countries across the globe, some on their own, some in hubs at […]

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Science-on-Stage: Hungary

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Science-on-Stage, Debrecen, Hungary 2017 – UK delegation Science-on-Stage was paradise for a science educator like me! 450 science teachers from across Europe converged on Hungary’s second city, Debrecen, to share ideas about science education. I have returned with hundreds of ideas for myself and colleagues and have learned so much about the way science is […]

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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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ABSW Awards Success

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On Saturday 23rd of July, two of our YSJournal senior editors, Abbie Wilson and Cormac Larkin, attended the Association of British Science Writers Awards at Jodrell Bank. Interestingly, the awards were held at the Bluedot Festival, a weekend event celebrating science, music, art and food! We really couldn’t have asked for a better venue – […]

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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 […]

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Exploring Epigenetics: DNA methylation and cancer

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We all know the environments physical effects upon an organism are apparent, but have you ever considered what effect it has upon us on a genetic level. This is a difficult concept that has intrigued many scientists and encouraged them research into it further. It is only recently that our basis of knowledge and the technological advancements […]

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The Real Meaning of Science with Liz Bonnin

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On Thursday 6th November, I had the pleasure of interviewing BBC Television presenter Liz Bonnin. Liz has presented many TV programmes over her career, from BBC Bang Goes the Theory since it first aired in July of 2009 and Operation Snow Tiger to specials like the BBC Horizon Series to BBC Stargazing Live. She’s used her […]