Coffee+Chat: What is Material Science?

In this video interview series, we ask Imperial College scientists to explain their research. This episode features material scientists Dr Ainara Aguadero.

Social vs Natural science: which is harder? (…to pronounce)

Can you pronounce acrocephalosyndactyly? Do you know what logorrhoea is? Watch the natural and the social scientists battle it out with these tongue twisters.

I,Scientist: Julian Jones

An I, Scientist video: Stephanie Sammann, Rory Galloway and Arutyun Arutyunyan interview Professor Julian Jones about biomaterials for repairing damaged bones

Chris Stringer’s Human Evolution

Professor Chris Stringer, an anthropologist from the natural history museum, talks to Graihagh Jackson about his life’s research on human evolution. Chris revolutionised his field with his out-of-Africa theory …

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 […]

Wildlife photos of the year

The Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is currently running at the Natural History Museum. It showcases the very best images of the natural world in an amazing backlit cinematic display. The 100 award winning images on show have been selected from 1000’s of international entries. Winning pictures are chosen above all for […]

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 […]

Back from Borneo

The Natural History Museum hosts Nature Live events most afternoons in the Darwin Centre and at a recent Nature Live, rainforest researcher Dan Carpenter talked about his work in the rainforests of Borneo. I, Science’s Graihagh Jackson caught up with him and asked about the biodiversity hotspot that’s home to the orangutan.    

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? …

Fringe event preview

Imperial Fringe event Cutting Close To The Bone is happening this Thursday, November 29th. It will include a number of stalls set out in the College Main Entrance by Exhibition Road. I, Science’s Natascha Mehrabi found out about event preparations by talking to participant Dr Alexandra Porter about her work on bone grafts at the […]

DNA repair in the Cell Cycle

The Cell Cycle is the process by which cells grow and then divide to form new cells. This cell division happens throughout our bodies; from the production of new blood cells in our bone marrow to the generation of new layers of skin cells. In this video we talked to Professor Peter Burgers about his work on […]

Conservation Canines: Update #2

Update #2 from science documentary filmmakers Jade Hoffman and Noah Baker, who are filming dogs that track whales in the Pacific Northwest. Looks like they’re having pretty good weather out there, which must be good for filming. We held back from posting this until the rain stopped, in case you spat coffee at your screen […]

Conservation Canines: Update #1

Last week Noah Baker and Jade Hoffman, documentary filmmakers from Imperial College London, left for the Pacific Northwest in the US to start making a film about dogs that track whales. The Conservation Canines project, run out of the University of Washington, Seattle, uses highly-trained sniffer dogs – similar to those used by customs officials […]

News round-up: New elements, Olympicene, Venus, SpaceX & Neutrinos

Guest contributor Conor McKeever kicks off our new fortnightly round-up of the key science news of the last few weeks. Two more place cards at the Periodic Table Video: youtube | periodicvideos Scientists have officially named two elements whose discoveries were announced last year. Element 114, first detected in 1999 by scientists at Russia’s Joint […]

Podcast: Cinema in a Digital Age

In the same month as The Artist – a widely-acclaimed tribute to old cinema – took the Oscars by storm, Europe’s biggest cinema chain, Odeon Cinemas, announced it had cut a third of its projectionist jobs. Digital technology’s latest victim is the 35mm film projector, and it has left hundreds of projectionists, who have dedicated […]

A Silent Homage: The Scientist

French silent film The Artist has been a smash hit this year, amassing various Oscars, Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs – and propelling adorable dog Uggie into stardom. Earlier this year at Imperial College, three students – including Juan Casasbuenas and Harriet Jarlett – decided to put a spin on this iconic film for […]

Video: What Is Science Communication?

“This video is the result of a workshop run for the Imperial College Science Communication Group. It represents 12 hours of intensive work from 16 Imperial College students and 4 technical assistants, including the fabulous TortoiseButler who edited the piece together.” Thanks to Morag Hickman! Watch on Vimeo here. More > Check out GM from […]

Video: GM from Scratch

Stop-motion genetic modification! Credit to Pen Hill, Lucy van Dorp, Sam Cavenagh, Vanna Barber and Luis Mulet Planelles. More > Got a taste for stop-motion science? Check out Edible CERN!

Video: Edible CERN

In the build-up to CERN’s announcement tomorrow, I, Science is going Higgs mad! Here is a great stop-start animation from a group of Science Communication students explaining exactly how the Large Hadron Collider works – proof that we found it first! Credit to Peter Larkin, Harriet Jarlett, Heather Cruickshank, Sam Cavenagh, Kelly Oakes, Georgia Bladon, Antonio Torrisi, and Dharshani Weerasekera. Music: Yann […]