Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com hosts the monthly book club dedicated to great fiction books with a science theme. If you’re an interested reader who has something to say, then come along. The format of Fiction Lab is simple. All you need to do is check this webpage for the book choice, read the book beforehand […]
The Grant Museum of Zoology Film Club presents EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. Join Historian of Biology and film-buff Professor Joe Cain who will introduce the film. You’ll never look at ants in the same way again.
Neil Stoker gorges on a new book of Hubble images, and wonders how these extraordinary pictures have changed us
Amy C. Chambers’s research explores the production, dissemination, and reception of post-classical Hollywood science-based narratives and investigates how mainline Christian groups, religious discourses, and faith-based rhetoric intersected with this era of genre filmmaking.
Take a leap into 2052 and explore the terrifying genetic control under which the human race has befallen with Holly Cave’s first ever sci-fi book..
Rory Galloway reads his short story, “The Turing Test”
This show at the Royal Institution was a little strange and a little bit good …
Could we one day hook our brain up to control the movements of an avatar? …
Scientists have created a Star Trek style tractor beam (but it’s very small) …
Could Mathematics hold the key to predicting the future? According to Professor Dan Crisan, possibly yes. During his inaugural lecture at Imperial College Professor Crisan used some complex mathematical formulae to show how a branch of mathematics – stochastic analysis – can be used to understand the link between microscopic and macroscopic events. Using a […]
Sure, the SHIELD helicarrier from The Avengers is conceptually feasible – but it might be a tiny bit over budget in terms of power…
If The Matrix was real how would we know? Could an experiment ever provide the answer?
Welcome to Spandex Wizards, a blog where we’ll explore the relationships between science and culture – how do they affect each other, and how have they shaped the world around us? I’ll be taking a look at the unusual places this relationship has surfaced and shaped things in ways that you might not expect. In […]
The idea of invisibility cloaking – being able to hide things from view – has been a point of interest to humans for thousands of years. Plato wrote in The Republic about The Ring of Gyges which allowed the wearer to become invisible. Within nature there are many different species of creatures that have evolved […]
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the cinema to watch The Amazing Spider-Man. When the words “DNA” and “recombination” popped up during the film, I got excited and started thinking. I later asked myself: In reality, how close are we to creating artificial hybrid species? Let’s briefly revisit the idea of Spider-Man, a.k.a. Peter Parker. Parker […]
Ben Kolb and Adrian Giordani – April 2010 A couple of months ago the I, Science team were ‘geeking’ out in the pub, arguing over the respective merits of Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine and whether the reimagining of Battlestar Galactica s the best science fiction series ever? After much debate and before the […]