Round-up of this week’s news: New BBC series “Dynasties”; omega-3 fish oils and vitamin D supplements do not prevent heart attacks; and earliest known painting of an animal found in Borneo.
Sophie Walsh interviews Steve Crabtree, editor of BBCs science series ‘Horizon’ to discuss taboo science, the future of Horizon and why he wishes he’s met David Bowie…
Deep in the rainforests, there is a bird call which mimics a chainsaw… or is there? James Doyle investigates the truth about the legendary Lyrebird.
We met up with Ed Charles at the Natural History Unit to discuss deserts and making the sequel to ‘Planet Earth’.
With more than one million items, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, the Museum’s Earth Sciences Library is considered one of the world’s greatest natural history collections. This tour will bring the BBC Radio 4 series Natural Histories to life, with library experts explaining how art and science have transformed our understanding […]
What makes a good science communicator? In this Q&A, Gareth Mitchell talks about science communication and his work with radio, Imperial College, and the BBC.
New evidence from the forests of Brazil sheds light on glowing mushrooms…
It’s IVF, Jim, but…. Mary Hagedorn is preserving coral biodiversity with giant condoms
A dollop of science, a dash of comedy and a sprinkling of celebrities are a recipe for success…
This is part of a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations and […]
This is the first in a series of reviews of the sessions held by the Science Communication Group on 13th September, in celebration of 21 years of the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College. We will be putting up reviews of each session over the next couple of weeks. If you went to the celebrations […]
Hurricane Igor, 13 September 2010 Horizon: Global Weirding BBC HD, 27 March 2012 I have not watched BBC’s Horizon for years after being driven away by the overuse of hyperbole and dramatic phrases; and so it was with trepidation that I sat down in front of ‘Global Weirding’. With such a strange title I was […]
[Visualisation of the world’s Facebook relationships. Click image for large version.] This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Douglas Heaven reviews Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget (Penguin, 2010) and the BBC’s documentary Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook (December 2011). In You Are Not A Gadget, Jaron Lanier – computer […]
Technologist at BBC R&D The BBC R&D Department is the core of the corporation’s effort to be at the cutting edge of media technology, and drives the exploration of exciting new tools for the production and distribution of programming. In his role as a technologist, Mark Mann has drawn on scientific expertise in developing innovative […]
This was a particular highlight from this year’s TV programming, and my personal favourite of 2010. In a new adventuring style of format from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, a unique team of experts ventured into the vastly diverse landscapes of Bhutan. They crept through undergrowth, clambered over the Himalayan mountains and swept down rivers […]
Adrian Giordani and Ben Kolb – April 2010 After a little harassment on Twitter, Ben Goldacre, the practising doctor, Guardian columnist, author and ‘nerd cheerleader’ took some time out to chat on the phone to the Adrian Giordani, Editor of I, Science and Ben Kolb about journalism, science communication and what’s next for Bad Science. […]