The Litmus Paper – day 3

Click on the image below to read the 3rd issue of this year's Litmus Paper - the daily newspaper for the Times Cheltenham Science Festival.

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Communicating risk – Professor Gerry Thomas

In the last of our interviews, Professor Gerry Thomas tells us about why the earthquake was nothing like Chernobyl, the frustration of misinformation in the media, and how science needs to change. So going back to the beginning, when you got involved in talking to the media, how did that happen, what was the process? … Continue reading Communicating risk – Professor Gerry Thomas

Make something about science…the Group Projects from the class of ’11

This term on the Science Communications masters at Imperial, we are split into groups of 3 and asked to produce a science communication product which draws on the theoretical work we have done so far. I was blown away on Tuesday when each of the groups gave a presentation on their final piece. Here's a few … Continue reading Make something about science…the Group Projects from the class of ’11

The science of a tension headache!

Currently the front of my head is throbbing with the dull ache of a tension headache. I cannot pinpoint the source of the pain; it’s lingering somewhere behind my eyes and yet at the same time is gripping my forehead. It is deeply uncomfortable, and I’m waiting for the painkillers to kick in and relieve … Continue reading The science of a tension headache!

Wolves and Panthers and Bears! Oh My!

Last night the Horizon which I worked on last summer aired; Predators in Your Backyard. Based on an initial idea I pitched, I got to develop, research and set up filming for the programme. It was my baby, and so making the decision to start my Masters over going away to film in those stunning … Continue reading Wolves and Panthers and Bears! Oh My!