Surrounded by science

Science is becoming ever more specialised, ever more difficult to understand without being an expert in the field. Science communication offers tools and platforms to make this challenging, yet interesting science accessible to everyone. One of these tools is a 360-degree digital dome. Mario Di Maggio, manager of one of the busiest small planetariums in […]

#scicom21 review: What the web did to science communication

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 […]

#scicom21 review: Engaging young people with science

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 […]

Are new STFC science journalism prizes “junkets”?

Last week, journalist and blogger Paul Raeburn wrote a highly critical piece on a pair of relatively new science journalism awards, calling them ‘junkets’. Alok Jha, science correspondent at The Guardian, agreed on Twitter that one of the awards was ‘dodgy’. The first is the European Astronomy Journalism Prize, awarded by the Science and Technology […]

#Scicom21 Review: The Scientist as Public Intellectual

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 […]

#Scicom21 Review: Museum Trends

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 […]

#Scicom21 Review: Science News

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 […]

#Scicom21 Review: Broadcasting Science

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 […]

News round-up: Space-Age China, In-Utero Surgery, Signing Physics, Sexist Science & H5N1 Published

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting space lab Image: Xinhua/Wang Yongzhuo via Xinhuanet China’s Shenzhou 9 rocket – which last week became the first Chinese mission to carry a female astronaut – has successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 station 340 km (210 miles) above the Earth. The arrival of the three crewmembers marks the first time […]

Review: “The Universe Explained to My Grandchildren”

The Universe Explained to My Grandchildren – explained to my fifteen-year-old sister RRP: £6.00 Publisher: Salammbo Press Target audience: children/young adult Hello little sister. Today I will talk to you about the Canadian astrophysicist Hubert Reeves’s new book, The Universe Explained to My Grandchildren. Pray tell, dear sister, why should you wish to talk to me about […]

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 […]

Guru Review

Today sees the release of Issue 1 of Guru magazine. It’s a great read with lots of interesting science presented in an easily accessible way. The design has improved leaps and bounds since the pilot issue was released a couple of months ago and this issue features contributions from I, Science regulars Camila Ruz and Ben […]

WHAT SAUCE DO YOU FANCY?

        By Antonio Torrisi Friday, 1st July 2011. The first rows of the lecture theatre were full of smiling faces and eyes full of expectations. “Guys, I don’t know you but I’m in the mood for something sweet” Dave pointed to the audience.“Do you like ice-cream?” A wave of sound with mixed […]

Interview with a Guru

This week, I catch up with Guru magazine editor, Dr Stuart Farrimond… So Stuart, What is Guru? Broadly speaking, Guru is a concept. It’s about breaking down barriers between the scientific community and the general public. Despite huge advancements in technology; the development and growth of the internet (and the associated availability of information) – […]

Podcast: Autotune the Abstract

As a science communication student I find myself constantly coming across new and different ways people try and get across scientific data and knowledge. It can range from typical things such as news articles and blog posts to knitted representations of science. Whilst some of the crazy ways people try and get out their research may […]