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All over the place and upside down!

Hello all, apologies for the lack of posting lately- we have been all over the place in the last few weeks, with Talk Science courses in Edinburgh, Portsmouth, and Belfast; several courses and teacher events in London; MuseumNext conference in Barcelona (an awful place to have to visit, as you can well imagine) - and tomorrow we leave for ECSITE science communication conference in France, to deliver a workshop about How Science Works and the changing nature of scientific knowledge through time

Bear with us whilst we get our heads on straight… In the meantime, here’s a few interesting and useful links to get stuck into!




  • Subscribe to the Wellcome Trust’s free Big Picture magazine- a fantastic resource for biologists (and a great read for all).


  •  Explore the Science News Review, aka ‘science news for the average citizen’ blog for oddball research and fascinating factoids. Did you know that a pigeon has better self-recognition than a 3-year old human child?

a vain pigeon?


Science news crews

Do you have a favourite website (or three) to visit for science news and articles? We do! Here are our top five:

1) Antenna – our antenna gallery’s website features short science news stories which are updated daily, include expert opinions and open polls for you to contribute to. Very readable and great for your students to use when doing their research.

2) Popsci.com – really a lot like reading a magazine rather than just a site to research news stories, this is engaging and full of cool stories to explore with videos and amazing images.

3) Sciencenews.org - covering everything from astrophysics to neuroscience and even science news for kids, this is a great site for more in-depth articles.

4) National Geographic Daily News -  nature news stories, with plenty of links to related articles and resources. Also worth checking out their blogs, covering travel, photography, green living and more.

5) New Scientist – science, tech, environment, health, opinions, everything is here. You can read headlines or get ahold of more technical articles. You do have to register (free) to access some of the stories though, and others are only available to paid subscribers.

Dive in! (And please do share your faves with us too!)

Artist's view of star formation

Artist's rendition of star formation. Sciencenews.org