The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Fig. 1, taken from Hindustantimes.com Background The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to chemists Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan of Frankfurt, Germany, and Bellshill, Scotland, respectively. List and MacMillan had developed a new way to construct molecules through a process known as asymmetric organocatalysis, a novel form of catalysis. This revolutionary finding […]

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SAVE THE PLANET! YOU ALONE ARE THE SUPER-HUMAN: PART-1: WATER RESOURCES

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1.Abstract Science is a vast topic, even more vast than our thought!! For example, you might learn Rutherford’s model for your 9th Grade. But when you transform into a 10th grade’s student and start opening your chemistry book, you’ll find there’s many “why?” behind the model at the beginning of the chapter and when you […]

COVID-19: A detailed explanation and overview

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ABSTRACT AIM: The project aim is to briefly explain and summarise major COVID-19 findings onto one coherent document, so it would be more easily accessible for future medical students or researchers to use for analytical or research purposes. When researching about COVID-19, although there were plentiful resources going in depth into different subtopics like a […]

Hearing and tasting colours: the multisensory mystery of synaesthesia

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For around 4% of the population, the concept of colour is much more than a stimulation of photoreceptor cells: those who experience synaesthesia are able to hear colours, or associate colours with letters, numbers and even music. The word synaesthesia comes from the Greek ‘syn’ (meaning union) and ‘aesthesis’ (meaning sensation). Therefore, this rare condition […]

Stars and their Colours

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Abstract Stars are often described in terms of their colour. Sentences like “Betelguese is a Red Supergiant” and “The Sun is a Yellow Dwarf” paint an image, but there is also a great deal of physics behind them. Stars emit light in a way similar to black bodies. The wavelength of electromagnetic radiation that a […]

Introducing Geoarchaeology: A Tool To Examine Human Activity

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The field of archaeology has a multitude of facets, which intertwine social studies and the sciences. One of its subfields, geoarchaeology, places special emphasis on interdisciplinary work. It examines the way in which the landscape and climate of a region affected human’s lives, from trade to culture, using geophysical techniques. This paves the way for […]

Radiocarbon: How it’s formed and used in archaeology

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Introduction Willard Libby, a professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 1960. This Nobel Prize was for the discovery of a technique, Radiocarbon Dating, that revolutionized the field of archaeology and palaeontology1. Radiocarbon Dating is a method used to estimate the age of carbon-containing […]

Science at the Interface

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Introduction Science has performed a pertinent position in shaping our cutting-edge society. Throughout the path of history, the position of science has stepped forward from mere experiments to revolutionary and brand new discoveries that are unexpectedly propelling us into the future. Much of this development comes from embracing the contributions science has had on the […]

Jim Al-Khalili Interview

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Young Scientists Journal was fortunate to interview Jim Al-Khalili, a prominent science communicator and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Surrey. Laura Patterson, from the King’s School YSJournal hub, went down to Surrey to talk to him about his work in physics and science communication. Jim has presented several science documentaries and radio […]

Is Altitude Training the best way to legally improve sporting performance?

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Please follow the link below to view my Biology AS Coursework looking at the effectiveness of Altitude training on Elite Performers. Also explores the effectiveness of Performance Enhancing Energy Drinks and Ice Baths as a recovery method. Is altitude training the best way to legally improve sporting performance?