Poster for Philip Howse

Visual Illusions in Art, Birds and Butterflies

Professor Philip Howse has published several books and numerous research articles on insect behaviour and ecology.  He has developed novel environmentally-friendly methods of control of insect pests.  After a career spent mainly at the University of Southampton during which he travelled widely setting up projects for the control of tropical insect pests, he has now
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Best of science news from across the web

Best of science news from across the web

The website now features a news section where, thanks to RSS technology, the latest science news from a variety of top sources is syndicated. Covering a broad range of science topics, each news feed contains headlines and a short summary with a link back to the originating website.

New website is now live!

New website is now live!

The new Salisbury Café Scientifique website is now live! Here on the blog you will find updates on events (both Salisbury Café Scientifique events and others that may be of interest), topics in the news and feature articles by the Salisbury Café Scientifique team and guest authors. A major addition is the ability to interact
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Methane Levels in the Atmosphere

Methane Levels in the Atmosphere

Prof. Euan Nisbet is in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Royal Holloway College, where he specialises in Archaean Geology. He is a leading expert on atmospheric methane, CH4, and is co-ordinator of Meth-MonitEU, which is the European Union methane monitoring programme. Global atmospheric levels of the gas now stand at 1,790 parts per
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The Science of Wine, part II; The Science behind growing the Grapes

The Science of Wine, part II; The Science behind growing the Grapes

Mark was the Wine Trade’s last indentured apprentice & has been involved in wine for 43 years.  In this long career Mark has worked for the Wine Society, Diageo, Hall & Woodhouse brewery, the Clansouth consortium of 26 breweries, has tutored catering students on the WSET courses at Bournemouth College & is a member of
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Cut the Killer Calories

Cut the Killer Calories

Sugar addiction in obese people follows the same biochemical pathway as addiction to cocaine, heroin, alcohol and nicotine. This is the second visit to Salisbury by Prof Rod Bilton and Dr Larry Booth, of the School of Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University who are authors of Get Healthy, Beat Disease

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