Pivot Points is a monthly column by EuroScientist writer David Bradley. There is a lot of woo-woo around, always has been, always will be. You know the kind of stuff. Hand-waving therapies that can be carried out remotely, crystals that heal mind, Read more [...]
A child has fallen down the well, but it is not our well – and not our child. This attitude represents the relationship between the EU and the proposal of a Mediterranean tsunami early warning system following the devastating tragedy in Japan. At Read more [...]
Pivot Points is a monthly column by EuroScientist writer David Bradley. The artificial sweetener aspartame is one of the darling molecules of the scaremongering tabloids and blame-seeking activists, there's even a Facebook page aimed at banning it. Read more [...]
During the last IMPRS interdisciplinary symposium New Frontiers in Science the topic of “Science and Society” was clearly exemplified by two prominent researchers and science communicators. While Prof. Ernst-Peter Fischer from Germany talked about “The public misunderstanding of science”; the Mexican Prof. Ana Maria Cetto addressed “The scientists’ misunderstanding of the public”. But who are these scientists and who are the public? Read more [...]
A group of school children aged between 8 and 10 years old have had their school science project accepted for publication in an internationally recognised peer-reviewed journal. The paper, which reports novel findings in how bumblebees perceive colour, is published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. Read more [...]
Over the last few years a new trend in scientific research is emerging - an increasing number and range of science projects are relying on the contribution of volunteers or as they are now called, citizen scientists. Citizen science is not new. For Read more [...]
Grigory Perelman is the man who refused a million dollar prize awarded by the Clay Mathematics Institute in Cambridge for proving the Poincaré conjecture, a century-old conundrum about the characteristics of three-dimensional spheres, regarded by mathematicians as a holy grail for its important implications for mathematics and cosmology. Read more [...]
If you are living outside America, chances are you have not yet heard of DIYbio, a new approach to biotechnology that is already generating great interest across the Atlantic, and is now gathering pace in Europe. Read more [...]
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