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Monthly Archives: April 2014

The search for sustainable fish oil

Rebecca Nesbit, press officer at the Society of Biology, attended an open event at Rothamsted Research to learn about producing fish oils from genetically modified camelina. Strategies to protect the marine environment range from fishing quotas to using concrete blocks as artificial reefs. Now, a field in Hertfordshire is the surprising home of an experiment … Continue reading »

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Into the World – animation of a turtle’s journey

By Lauren Hoskin ‘Into the World’ is a short animation following the story of a group of hatchling turtles as they venture from the nest for the first time. It was produced by Ellie Pinney, Anouchka Jacquier and I as part of a group project on the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College London.

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Who gets your vote for changing the world?

by Natasha Neill, executive officer at the Society of Biology launches her online poll on biologists who have changed the world ‘Biology: Changing the World’ is the Society of Biology’s first project looking at biology heritage. Various activities and resources are planned over the next nine months, and the first of those is our poll … Continue reading »

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How does science get into policy?

Daija Angeli, project officer at the Natural Capital Initiative, reflects on the British Ecological Society (BES) Policy Training Day she attended last week. How can scientists and researchers effectively engage with policy and decision makers and how do they best communicate science to these audiences? The British Ecological Society (BES) Policy Training Day offered answers to … Continue reading »

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Plant scientists assemble to address future challenges at UK PlantSci 2014

Anna Tiley, policy and communications intern at the Society of Biology, summarises events from the recent UK PlantSci 2014 conference held at the University of York. This post can also be found on the UK PlantSci blog. One of the defining aspects of doing a BBSRC funded doctoral training partnership (DTP) PhD is the opportunity … Continue reading »

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Is it possible to make a real-life Captain America?

Is it possible to create a super hero? Jess Devonport, marketing and communications officer at the Society of Biology, looks at Captain America in the name of science. Self-improvement is a pretty big thing these days. From glossy magazines holding up various celebrities for comparison, to pictures of scenic landscapes with motivational quotes bullying you … Continue reading »

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