Catalyst Volume 20 Issue 3
This issue of Catalyst includes the following articles:
Molecules From the Past
This article shows how analysing molecular residues in ancient objects helps to reveal how people and animals once lived.
When the Drugs Don't Work
The article investigates why there are many anti-bacterial drugs but few antivirals.
How Science Works in Africa
The work of a Kenyan scientist searching for better treatments for malaria is the main focus of this article.
Small Wonders: the Invention of Microscopy
The article describes the work of early microscopists such as Leeuwenhoek, Hooke and Swammerdam.
Devising better, more energy-efficient solar cells is the main subject of this article.
LEDs: Lighting Up a Brighter Future
Like food, water, clothing and shelter, light is essential to people's lives. This article describes the latest, energy-efficient lighting technologies.
Encounters with Aliens - Invasive Species
This article looks at one of the consequences of international trade and travel that is an increase in the movement of so called alien species around the world. Invasive alien species, alongside climate change and habitat destruction, are considered to be one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss. This article asks: what are alien species and what threats do they pose?
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