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Space Biology

In this issue, we look at life in space from several perspectives: how it began, where else it might be, and the physiological effects of space on humans and other organisms.

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Drug classification: should cannabis be legal?

Over recent years, certain countries have relaxed their laws around the use of cannabis (marijuana). This article explores some of the science behind cannabis as well as the risks associated with recreational use and the medical benefits some people claim the drug has. The questions for discussion encourage students to consider the pros and cons for keeping cannabis illegal in the UK.

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