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THIS WEEK: UNEB scraps chemistry, physics practical exams

THIS WEEK: UNEB scraps chemistry, physics practical exams Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Effective next year, candidates sitting for Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) will not sit for the physics, chemistry and biology alternative practical examinations after the reasons for their introduction were found to be no longer valid. Commenting …

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Nobel Chemistry laureate says first hurdle was fear of dark

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Long before Jacques Dubochet embarked on the research that earned him a Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday, he made a discovery at age five that helped him overcome a common, yet powerful fear. The retired professor of biophysics and the University of Lausanne has been honoured, …

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Trio takes chemistry Nobel for ‘cool’ method to study molecules

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | A revolutionary technique dubbed cryo-electron microscopy, which has shed light on the Zika virus and an Alzheimer’s enzyme, earned scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday. Thanks to the international team’s “cool method”, which uses electron beams to examine …

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