Excerpts from my “Surviving Maths in AS …” books

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Surviving Maths in AS Biology_excerpt

Surviving Maths in AS Chemistry_excerpt

Enjoy, then go to http://www.ctpublications.co.uk/ to buy ’em 8)

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It’s not easy flying green: Large variability in greenhouse gas emissions from alternative fuels

It’s not easy flying green: Large variability in greenhouse gas emissions from alternative fuels.

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More fruits and vegetables unlikely to protect against cancer, study suggests

More fruits and vegetables unlikely to protect against cancer, study suggests.

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How science works (HSW) listing

There are 12 HSW categories that we must be familiar with. This post lists them. Further posts will expand on how the content is relevant to a given category. Continue reading

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New Scientist: Antibiotics play hell with gut flora

ANTIBIOTICS can cause long-lasting changes in the bacteria living in the human gut. As changes in gut flora could increase the risk of some chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel syndrome, each course of antibiotics may represent a trade-off between short-term benefit and long-term risk. Continue reading

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Science Daily: Conditional Small RNA Molecules Can Kill Cancer Cells and Leave Healthy Cells Alone

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2010) — Cancer is a difficult disease to treat because it’s a personal disease. Each case is unique and based on a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Conventional chemotherapy employs treatment with one or more drugs, assuming that these medicines are able to both “diagnose” and “treat” the affected cells. Continue reading

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New Scientist: Cane toads aren’t quite the bad guys we thought

IT COULD be one of the world’s most unfairly maligned creatures. Despite its invasion of Australia, the cane toad has not triggered the overwhelming ecological disaster that some predicted. Continue reading

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New Scientist: Do Egyptian mummies have a right to privacy?

Should we consider the privacy or reputation of the individual when analysing an Egyptian mummy? The assumption that ancient corpses are fair game for science is beginning to be challenged. Continue reading

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Getting to grips with synoptic at the earliest opportunity

If you’re doing A2 biology it will not be long before the dreaded synoptic monster will raise its ugly head. even the January exams have synoptic elements in them. So what is synoptic?

Synoptic biology essentially means taking an important overview of the key parts of biology. If you Continue reading

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AQA 312 The digestive system

  • The digestive system is a series of linked organs which work together to process food.
  • The functions involve the enzymatic hydrolysis of food molecules and the absorption of the products of this breakdown. Continue reading
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