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Monthly Archives: May 2014

BioArtAttack: closing the gap between art and science

Jenni Lacey, membership marketing officer at the Society of Biology, finds inspiration for BioArtAttack – an art science competition being run as part of Biology Week 2014. Creative thinking is fundamental to problem solving and is often at the heart of great discoveries. At the Society of Biology we want to inspire people from a … Continue reading »

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Building public support for UK agri-science

Anna Tiley, policy and communications intern at the Society of Biology, summarises highlights from the most recent meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture. This post can also be found on the UK PlantSci blog. On Tuesday 13th May the UKPSF Executive Officer, Dr Mimi Tanimoto, and I attended a … Continue reading »

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So what IS the point of wasps?

Mark Leach, the Society of Biology’s membership marketing manager, has been wondering what wasps are actually for. As the summer (and hopefully the drier weather) approaches, this heralds the time of the year when wasps, ants and the children next door threaten the peace and tranquillity of British alfresco dining. But what are wasps actually … Continue reading »

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How do you use PhD theses?

Dr Katie Howe, research and engagement manager at the British Library, takes a look back at the results from a recent survey with the Society of Biology. This post was previously published on the British Library science blog. In the British Library’s science team we’re interested in how people access scientific information and how we … Continue reading »

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Having a heart to heart

 Francesca Soutter, policy intern at the Society of Biology, writes about her experience of a recent Parliament evidence session on blood, tissue and organ screening. Is the British stiff upper lip preventing us from discussing our wishes with our nearest and dearest should the worst happen? Organ donation rates in the UK are lagging behind … Continue reading »

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Are robot animals the future?

Michelle Reeve from the Royal Veterinary College is trying to make an eight-legged robot as part of her PhD As a child, did you dream of a future world where robots were part of our everyday life? With robots such as Johnny 5, Terminator’s T-800, and of course R2-D2 and C-3PO as major characters in … Continue reading »

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