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As part of a broader phenomenon regarding personalization, synthetic biology media visibility is featuring public figures of scientists which are particularly prominent in the development of the social discourse over responsibility in research and innovation. 321 more words

Synthetic Biology


Text mining analysis carried out at CIGA on nearly 200 articles retrieved from the Lexis Nexis database and compared to previous synthetic biology coverage reveals the entities which are building up the public relevance of synthetic biology in 2014. 753 more words

Synthetic Biology

Sir Martin Rees: Are We Real?

The virtual universe according to the Astronomer Royal:


Spooky Physics

Physicists love quoting mystical statements from the founders of quantum theory, so here you are:

The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.

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Closing gaps in a race with some history

The last time I ran the Sycamore Pumpkinfest, I was newly married and had no children as yet. That was 1985. It was the year after my peak racing period of 1984, with 24 races in twelve months and a second place in the Pumpkinfest at 31:30. 1,204 more words

Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?


Lord Martin Rees, one of the world’s most eminent astronomers, is an emeritus professor of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge and the UK’s Astronomer Royal. 327 more words

The Royal Society & the Scottish Referendum

Why has the president of the world’s oldest science body issued a statement about Scotland’s independence vote? Why go near that thoroughly political question with a 10-foot pole? 602 more words

Ethical & Philosophical