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Category archives for YSJ

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2016

Christmas has been and gone, and with it came tacky jumpers, harsh cold weather, endless family reunions and an uncomfortably full stomach. But not to worry; the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures were here to save us all. This year was the 80th anniversary of the televised Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures, but the lectures themselves […]

ABSW Awards Success

On Saturday 23rd of July, two of our YSJournal senior editors, Abbie Wilson and Cormac Larkin, attended the Association of British Science Writers Awards at Jodrell Bank. Interestingly, the awards were held at the Bluedot Festival, a weekend event celebrating science, music, art and food! We really couldn’t have asked for a better venue – […]

Make The Future, London

The H2.Zero , #612, a hydrogen UrbanConcept racing for team Green Team Twente from University Of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands on the track during Make the Future London 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Sunday, July 3, 2016 in London, UK. Today marks the conclusion of the very first Drivers' World Championships, as a head to head race against the 2016 UrbanConcept winners from North America, Asia and Europe to find the quickest and most energy-efficient driver. (Chris Ison for Shell)

On the 1st of July, YSJ Founder Christina Astin, YSJ Chief Editor Claire Nicholson and YSJ team members Michael Hofmann, Abbie Wilson, Cormac Larkin and Peter He, attended the Shell Make The Future London festival in the Queen Elizabeth Park, London. This was not only an opportunity for us to see this amazing festival but it […]

Exploring Epigenetics: DNA methylation and cancer


We all know the environments physical effects upon an organism are apparent, but have you ever considered what effect it has upon us on a genetic level. This is a difficult concept that has intrigued many scientists and encouraged them research into it further. It is only recently that our basis of knowledge and the technological advancements […]

The Butrous Foundation Science prizes of 2015


The Butrous Foundation Science prizes of 2015 awarded to Michael Hofmann (right) and Edward Vinson( left) with their parents and Prof G Butrous Ms  Christina Astin

The Real Meaning of Science with Liz Bonnin

On Thursday 6th November, I had the pleasure of interviewing BBC Television presenter Liz Bonnin. Liz has presented many TV programmes over her career, from BBC Bang Goes the Theory since it first aired in July of 2009 and Operation Snow Tiger to specials like the BBC Horizon Series to BBC Stargazing Live. She’s used her […]

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

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?

What are the current treatments of schizophrenia?

What are the current treatments of schizophrenia? Abstract I discuss the available treatments for schizophrenia. I comment upon the socio-economic issues arising from living with schizophrenia and the aforementioned treatments. I examine a case study in management of schizophrenia in the NHS. Furthermore, I evaluate two alternative methods to control schizophrenia – one holistic and the […]

Get to know me – Zahra Hanif

You’re probably reading this post because you want to know more about me, about what I’m going to blog about, or are just genuinely intrigued. Either way, let me introduce myself to you. My name is Zahra Hanif and I am 16 years old. I am currently studying AS-levels at Rochdale Sixth Form College where […]


Hello all, I am a new Editor here for YSJ and would like to introduce myself. I am currently a third year chemistry student at the University of Edinburgh.  I am really enjoying being a student in Edinburgh as there are always lots of different things going on there – which I get to join […]

Website Technical Problems for Authors

We are having some problems with the text editor for writing articles this is a known problem and we are working to fix it ASAP. At this time the problems will prevent you from submitting or editing articles. Update The article submission system now appears to be working normally, please report any problems to us.

Baroness Susan Greenfield endorses Young Scientists

Baroness Susan Greenfield writes… As a keen advocate of excellence in science education, I heartily commend the Young Scientists Journal and its worldwide body of student authors and editors, for its efforts to foster worldwide communication and collaboration between scientists aged 12 to 20, through their online publication. Guided by the project’s mentor Christina Astin, […]

Science Photography Competition 2013 FAQs

  FAQs: YSJ Photography prize 2013   What are the themes? The themes are as follows: Medicine in Culture (open to anyone 18 and under), Speedy Science (open to those under 12), Networking (open to those of ages 12-15) and Science in Detail (open to those of ages 16-18). For the theme open to anyone 18 and under, there is a first prize […]

Science Photography Competition 2013 – now closed

  The Young Scientists Journal (a free online journal for scientists aged 12-20 run by a team of 12-20 year-olds) is launching a science photography competition. Click here to submit a photo or click the link below! We invite students aged 18 and under to take photos using any camera, phone or other device to compete […]

Young Scientist Journeys Book Signing Event 25th November 2010

Venue: WaterStone Bookshop Canterbury  8 Rose LaneCanterbury, Kent CT1 2SJ  Map Date: Thursday November 25th 2010Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Open Invitation  Ms. Christina Astin, Head of Science,at King’s School Canterbury, co-edited a book called Young Scientist Journeys, which  is being launched at Waterstone’s in Canterbury on Thursday 25th November at 6pm, to which you are warmly invited. […]

Courtney Williams in BBC2 University challenge Episode 13

Congratulation to Courtney Williams the Lead Editor of Young Scientists Journal  and part of the Imperial College London Team for her appearance in  BBC2  University challenge  – Episode 13  on 8:00pm Mon, 27 Sep 2010http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00v1wrt/University_Challenge_2010_2011_Episode_13/  The team from the University of the Arts London fights it out with Imperial College London for a place in the second round […]

Call for Papers and Articles for Special Issue: The Origin of Life

  Prizes available for best 2 articles! Deadline: 30 Jan 2011 All articles should be well referenced and all images and diagrams should be credited and permission obtained. All articles should follow Instruction to Authors of Young Scientists Journal. Length is not too important, we will try different extensions.  ORIGINS OF LIFE SPECIAL ISSUE: MORE INFO We […]

Welcome to Ms. Andréia Azevedo Soares to the IAB

Welcome to Ms. Andréia Azevedo Soares as a new member International Advisory Board.  Andréia began her career as a journalist in 1996 back in Brazil working as a trainee for the daily newspaper Jornal do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, and then as a health correspondent for the national magazine Boa Forma, Sao Paulo. She moved in 1999 […]