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Weighing dinosaurs with Dr Roger Benson

Dr Roger Benson

Roger Benson and his colleagues have been ‘weighing’ dinosaurs all in the name of science. We find out more…

Guiliana Noratto says eat three peaches a day

Guiliana Noratto

Washington State University food scientist Guiliana Noratto has found that compounds in peaches can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread. Here we learn more about the research, and why she recommends three-a-day

Dr Valery Nesvizhevsky on his serendipitous discovery

Dr Valery Nesvizhevsky, neutron scientist at the ILL in the clean room of the GRANIT spectrometer (GRANIT is also used to look at gravitational quantum states of ultracold neutrons)

Researchers at the Institut Laue Langevin recently made a serendipitous discovery while reviewing 60-year old research into the lifetime of neutrons. They inadvertently stumbled on a new scientific tool to accurately measure the movement of nanoparticles moving along a membrane.

Fred Turner on his homebuilt PCR machine

Fred Turner, Winner of the 2013 National Science + Engineering competition with his homemade PCR machine

Fred Turner, an undergraduate studying biochemistry at the University of Oxford was recently listed in the 100 leading practising scientists – we find out why.

The 1851 Fellowship

Stephen Greenland

Eight young graduates were recently awarded £80,000 each to develop innovative commercial technologies as part of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Here we speak to some of the 2013 Industrial Fellows to see exactly how they plan to use the money…

A ‘new’ way of bringing science to the masses

Soapbox Science

We find out more about Soapbox Science – a ‘new’ way of bringing science to the masses from founders Dr Nathalie Pettorelli and Seirian Sumner

Science and outreach with Anne Pawsey

Credit: The Institute of Physics

Anne Pawsey has recently scooped the Very Early Career Physicist Award, given for excellence in scientific work as well as outreach. We catch up with her and talk outreach, awards and functional food.

Giving life to the dead: Barts Pathology Museum’s Carla Valentine

Carla Valentine

Carla Valentine gives life to the dead – not only does she ensure the preservation of 5,000 specimens housed at Barts Pathology Museum, she blogs about their history

Life Fantastic with Dr Alison Woollard

Dr Alison Woollard

Dr Alison Woollard from the University of Oxford plans to excite the nation’s inner-scientist with her fantastic tales of developmental biology as she delivers this year’s RI Christmas Lectures.

Discussing UK Science with Andrea Sella

Discussing UK Science with Andrea Sella

Chemist, TV and radio science personality and king of the chemistry demo – Andrea Sella talks to us about the state of science in the UK. Andrea will be talking at Lab Innovations which takes place 6 & 7 November at the NEC

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