Tags: Science

You are what you eat

Science and technology has provided society with some ingenious inventions over the years. We have lifts, we have cars, we have sofas, we have comfortable shoes, air conditioning, central heating. The list is endless. All these things, mostly invented since

Listen

A poem by Anonymous There is never true silence. Listen: Someone breathing, The whisper of the wind, Or the rabbit footsteps in the snow, The silence of the night, Or the spinning of the Earth in space, The caterpillar crawling

Julie in the sky with gliders

I haven’t had much luck when it comes to the weather over the last year or so. In the summer of 2010, I booked a hot-air balloon flight, but due to rubbish weather (and rubbish luck) it got cancelled 8

Collecting memories

This summer I have been working as the Science in Society Assistant at the British Science Association. My main role has been to organise, run and produce the x-change, a daily highlights show at the British Science Festival. The live show brought

Science Grrls

This evening I had the pleasure of meeting some very inspiring women (and one gentleman). Tonight was the first meet-up for the Science Grrl crew. A few months ago, a very controversial video was commissioned by the EU to showcase and promote

Curiouser and Curiouser

Today has been a pretty monumental day for science. At around 06.30 (BST) NASA had their own Higgs-like event: the Curiosity Rover was safely guided to the surface of the planet Mars, and the world celebrated with the scientists who

Is ignorance really bliss?

Now that I am a regular commuter on the train to Waterloo, I have the perfect opportunity to catch up on lost sleep, read a good book, and eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. My first week at work has coincided