Beyond the Lab: DIY Science Revolution

Beyond the Lab Get: The DIY Science Revolution is one of the Science Museum’s latest temporary exhibitions. The gallery tells the stories of modern day pioneers who are challenging what it means to be a scientist from creating a portable lab to measuring Hackney’s air pollution or searching for new antibiotics in Amsterdam. A series of […]

Lab in a Box: The DIY Science Revolution

Beyond the Lab Get: The DIY Science Revolution is one of the Science Museum’s latest temporary exhibitions. The gallery tells the stories of modern day pioneers who are challenging what it means to be a scientist from creating a portable lab to measuring Hackney’s air pollution or searching for new antibiotics in Amsterdam. Lab in a […]

#FuturePub 7: New Developments in Scientific Collaboration Tech

These evenings are designed to be fun and informal, aiming to give opportunities to those working on new ideas and innovations a chance to present and get feedback on their ideas whilst offering FREE PIZZA. There will be 7 quick-fire talks covering a range of new and exciting developments in science & publishing tech over the course of […]

Science with a million people

Join Chris Lintott for an exploration of the past, present and future of citizen science and discover the power of people behind it. Scientists are drowning in data, but an increasing number are asking for help. Through ‘citizen science’ projects, volunteers have discovered galaxies, found planets, hunted for aliens and explored the Earth’s wild places. […]

Wings of change

Long-term insect surveillance initiatives, such as the Rothamsted Insect Survey and the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, allow ongoing assessments of the conservation status of large numbers of insect species against a background of increasing environmental change. This meeting will highlight the key findings from long-term insect surveys, including a 50-year monitoring project for British moths and butterflies.

People-powered science: citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries

From classifying the cosmos to tracking British bees, citizen science has captivated the imagination of the British public; online platforms such as Zooniverse have over 1 million participants. But, you might be surprised to hear that this isn’t a new thing. Long before the internet put data at our fingertips, researchers capitalised on the power of many.

Opinion: Scientists must be heard as citizens

In many ways, the Rio+20 Earth Summit held in Brazil last June was a flop. After 3 days of debate, the 50,000 participants – including some 500 scientists and more than 100 heads of state – approved a final document: The Future We Want. Although this document was an international recognition of the need for […]

50 Years of the Internet

Map of scientific collaborations Guest contributor Julie Gould celebrates the Internet’s Golden Jubilee. There have been significant leaps in our understanding of science and technology in the last fifty years. Some have radically changed our world, such as our sending a man into space and the silicon chip. However, one tool above all has become […]

When the Familiar Vanishes

Adonis Blue This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Are we in a post-butterfly era? Kevin Edge explores the role amateur contributions could play in saving the British butterfly population. Mid-winter, many like to recall warm summer days when meadow, wood and cliff walks are alive with countless flowers, bees […]

Calendar: Live science – Me in 3D

When we think of the Science Museum, our first thoughts rarely involve contemporary research. Yet, with the help of the public, this is exactly what goes on in Live Science. “Me in 3D” is the new project taking over previous incarnations of Live Science (‘Insight from your Sight‘, ‘Familiar Faces‘). A team of researchers will be […]

Gamers 1, M-PMV Retroviral Protease 0

In the crossover news of the week, gamers have discovered the structure of a protein-cutting enzyme that plays an important role in the spread of an AIDS-like virus in rhesus monkeys. Knowing the structure of this enzyme – the M-PMV retroviral protease – might make it possible to design drugs to beat the virus, but […]