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Genuine excitement at the prospect of getting up at 03:00 is not something commonly felt by a bunch of 16-18 year olds. However, thirty Berkhamsted physicists felt exactly that when given the incentive of a visit to the largest science experiments in the world.
CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) is focused on providing answers to fundamental questions about the early universe, ho...
“Awesome”, an English teacher once told me, is an overused word: it originated as a way to describe God, and very little in our world, he assured me, deserved that title. Two years on, and I truly believe that there is something not two hours’ drive from Berkhamsted School which can justifiably be described as awesome.
In 1995, the first whole genome of an organism was sequenced. The species? The ‘haemophilus influenzae’, a human pathogen responsible for diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemia and meningitis . To sequence this genome of 1,830,140 base pairs using the shotgun method took months. However, in 2014, it is possible to sequence a...
Classical chemistry rules dictate that certain molecules that exist in outer space should not exist. So how can we explain their presence and how are they formed?