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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Voice of the Future 2012

Earlier this month 120 young people masqueraded as members of the House of Commons Science and Technology committee. We were given the unique opportunity to quiz a stellar (in Parliamentary terms) line up on the future of science in Britain. The signs that we were being taken seriously were good; on a day when his other … Continue reading »

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Launch of the Degree Accreditation Programme

The Society of Biology’s Degree Accreditation Programme has been progressing rapidly over the past two years. We launched our pilot in June of 2011 and it was successfully completed in February of this year enabling us to hold our Accreditation Awards Ceremony last Tuesday. Speeches by Andrew Miller MP, Dr Mark Downs and Professor David … Continue reading »

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My Society of Biology Life Sciences Careers Conference experience

Progressing through the British higher education system, a student like myself will have inevitably attended numerous career development and employability talks. However, when I signed up to the life sciences careers conference, I had little idea of what to expect and simply assumed I’d get given a lot of leaflets and free pens. Well, on … Continue reading »

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What’s the Harm?

In the current edition of The Biologist, Edzard Ernst FSB highlights the non-science (and nonsense) of homeopathy. Why is this important? Because I think it is vital to make a distinction between ideas that are based on evidence, and those that are not. I believe that this is a central function of the scientific professional … Continue reading »

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Species of the week: The Green Turtle

The green turtle, Chelonia mydas, occurs throughout tropical waters and, to a lesser extent, in subtropical seas as well.  They nest occurs in more than 80 countries worldwide. Green turtles are slow growing and long lived; those that reach maturity may live to be 80 years old. Fully grown they are approximately 69 to 79 … Continue reading »

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