Flies in the Face of Disease

Flies in the Face of Disease

Blue bottles, green bottles and house flies are usually a source of annoyance at picnics and barbecues and considered a ‘bad thing’. In food shops they are excluded in order to prevent the spread of disease. However in their larval stage the maggots of blowflies have been found to be valuable sources of alternative disease
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Weather

Weather

Colin Macklin will give a talk on meteorology, from an air traffic controller’s viewpoint. Colin is not a trained “Met Man” but his interest and enthusiasm in weather have led to him lecturing in the subject to air traffic control trainees at the ATC College at Hurn Airport.

Poster for Dr Glenn Patrick

The Quest for Antimatter

Dr Glenn Patrick is a particle physicist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near to Oxford and works on one of the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, studying the subtle differences between matter and antimatter. Usual time, usual venue.

Surveys to compile

Audience survey

There’s still a couple of weeks left to contribute to the Café Sci audience survey. As it says on the website: The European SciCafé project aims to create a co-operative network focused on identifying the best science cafés practice.  The aim of this survey is to take a “snapshot” of European science cafés audiences. We
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Poster for Prof. Leslie Walker

Psychology and Cancer

Leslie G Walker is Emeritus Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation at the University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom. Until November 2009, in addition to holding the Foundation Chair of Cancer Rehabilitation, he was the Clinical Lead for the Division of Cancer in the Postgraduate Medical Institute, University of Hull. He was also Director of
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More news!

More news!

The National Geographic Society have kindly given permission to syndicate their RSS news feed to add to those already published here. Many thanks to the good folks at National Geographic and all the other sources who share their science news this way.

Southampton Café Scientifique

Southampton Café Scientifique

Southampton has its very own Café Scientifique, usually held on the first Monday of the month at the Southwestern Arms in St Denys (see map below). Full details of their programme can be found on their website but their events will also be added to the calendar and list of events here.

Upcoming events from the British Science Association

Upcoming events from the British Science Association

The British Science Association publish a regular newsletter from which the following events have been taken. Not all events are listed, just the ones within an hour or so travel time from Salisbury.

Poster for Malcolm Coulthard

The work of the Forensic Linguist

Forensic linguistics is the investigation of authorship for forensic purposes. During the past ten years there has been a rapid growth in the frequency with which lawyers and courts in a number of countries have called upon the expertise of linguists in cases of disputed authorship. The texts examined range from questioned suicide notes, through
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London Science Festival

London Science Festival

Following on from the National Science and Engineering Week, there is also the new London Science Festival later on in the year. London Science Festival is a brand new festival for London in 2011, which was founded with the mission to inspire and engage the public in all things scientific, from natural science to science
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