Mileva Maric: Eclipsed by her Husband

by Krishna Gowda, Year 11, Merchant Taylors Boys School Crosby, Merseyside Whether interested in science or not, the vast majority of people have heard of Albert Einstein, esteemed physicist, renowned for his four ground-breaking papers. However, in recent years, evidence has emerged that calls into question the belief that Einstein worked alone, after a series…

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Alfred Russel Wallace: The Natural Selection for the Unsung Hero of Science

by Mirela Smolenska, Year 11, Benenden School, Kent When people think of the Theory of Evolution, Charles Darwin is widely accredited as the sole creator of it, especially as the theory is often known as Darwinism. However, little is attention is payed to the co-discoverer: Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace is also seen as the ‘Father…

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Science Can Change the World – If it is Given the Chance to

by Ben Bradley, Year 12, Reigate College, Surrey. “The good thing about science is that it’s true, whether or not you believe in it”- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and science communicator. But in the age of fake news, since when has the truth been important? Despite consensus throughout the scientific community on the threat of…

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Revolutionary Rice

by Juliet Anderson, Year 12 Reigate Grammar School, Surrey. In 2016, according to FAO statistics, a staggering 815 million people (10.7% of the world’s population) suffered from chronic undernourishment; the two main forms being protein-energy malnutrition (lacking proteins and calories necessary for growth) and micronutrient deficiency (lacking vitamins/minerals). There is enough food on the planet…

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Can YOU Cure Cancer?

by Patrick Brown, Year 12, Merchant Taylors’ School Northwood, Middlesex. Seventeen million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2018. It is a major killer, caused by the accumulation of mutations in DNA. Billions of pounds have been invested into cancer research and cancer treatments, but the complexity of cancer and its variations has meant that…

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