There is innovation in the podcast world. The new audio and digital media drama series Blood Culture is case in point, as it goes beyond traditional borders of podcasting by encompassing website, film, live discussion with scientific experts and even a SMS text game. Find out from the mouth of his producer, Lance Dann how this bio-medical thriller series came about. Initially centred on the concept of blood research, it explores people's anxieties of the marketisation of the human body, exploitation of Millennial interns and the pervasiveness of corporate control in our everyday lives. The series results from a combination between creative practice and science, with experts and scientists contributing throughout the development of the narrative. Read more [...]
2011 Physics Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter is on mission to equip future generations with critical thinking, an approach taken from the scientific toolbox, that can be useful within and outside science, he believes. In this podcast interview with EuroScientist, Perlmutter shares his views on how this can be done. Read more [...]
The quiet market town of Culham, England, plays host to the Joint European Torus (JET) – Europe's largest fusion device. Read more [...]
When bats want to find their way around in the dark, they start by emitting a series of loud, ultrasonic sound pulses. Analysing how long it takes for the sound waves to return enables bats to construct a detailed map of their environment.
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Leila Sattary, freelance science funding and research policy writer and editor of EuroScientist, reports from the Science is Vital rally in London. Read more [...]
Aarathi Prasad, freelance science journalist, interviews Claire McNulty, Life Sciences Adviser at the British Council, at the Vitae Conference 2010. Read more [...]