This Poetry is Madness

Imperial College hosted this evening of top performance poets reciting verse on mental health. Each performer had either suffered mental health problems or been affected by the suffering of someone close …

Neural networks

The emotions associated with a young child’s attachment to a parent could be reprogrammed by treating parts of the brain like a computer. Professor Abbas Edalat from Imperial College’s Department of Computing is using John Bowlby’s attachment theory to find new methods of therapy that help to repair psychological damage suffered during upbringing. Professor Edalat set […]

The Cosmos Past and Present

Estimated at 93 billion light years in diameter, the cosmos is everything we see when we tilt our attention to the night sky and much more. The history of measuring and theorising on space is the subject of an exhibition Cosmos and Culture currently showing at the Science Museum, London. The cosmos was also the […]

Scientists in Parliament Debate

Representation of scientists in parliament is low with just one parliamentary seat taken by a scientifically trained MP. Does this make a difference? Should there be more? …