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How do you like your science? Rare, medium or well-done?

How do you like your science? Rare, medium, well-done?

And your public engagement? Would you like that with a little more public or a little less? 469 more words


The UK's First-Ever Life Sciences Minister

With the cabinet reshuffle that happened a few weeks ago a new post was created, Minister for Life Sciences. This role has been given to George Freeman who was previously the life sciences adviser to the ex-science and universities minister David Willetts and is also MP for mid Norfolk. 120 more words

Science Communication

New to video? No problem.

Creating an Ocean 180 video abstract might sound like a great idea, but filming and editing may not be skills you have had the chance to develop in your career. 818 more words

Ocean 180 Updates

Making waves at the Plant Calcium Signalling meeting

Last week I went to the Plant Calcium Signalling Meeting in Münster, Germany. I really enjoyed the meeting and it was a great opportunity to get an update on the most recent research in the area. 115 more words


Voice of Young Science: Standing up for Science Media workshop

On the 13th June 2014 I attended a Standing up for Science media workshop, run by Sense about Science/Voice of Young Science http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/upcoming-standing-up-for-science-media-workshops-.html. I had been to a Science Media Centre event previously and expected something similar, a collection of lectures from leading scientists and journalists heavy with helpful tips. 416 more words

Science Communication

I'm a Scientist get me out of here!

Just had a great two weeks participating in the ‘I’m a Scientist get me out of here’ scheme http://imascientist.org.uk/

This is a free online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists. 439 more words

Science Communication

What Makes a Winning Video Abstract?

Fitting your research into 3 minutes is not an easy job. In fact, most scientists who created video abstracts last year remarked it was the most difficult part of the challenge. 703 more words

Science Communication