Monthly Archives: March 2009

Kat Arney: the importance of evidence in medicine

Dr Kat Arney is an ex-scientist and works as a Science Information Officer at Cancer Research UK, writing about the charity’s work and often appearing in the media. She writes for their Science Update blog, and produces and presents the... Read More »

Matt Thurling: the lies of science communication

Matt Thurling is the founder of science.TV. He studied jazz trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music before becoming involved in digital media. Matt co-developed the ground-breaking online community and is now based in Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio. I... Read More »

David Hone: Why taxonomy is important

Dr David Hone is a vertebrate palaeontologist working in Beijing on dinosaur behaviour. He also runs several websites devoted to science education. Taxonomy is the field of research devoted to naming and describing living organisms - everything from bacteria and... Read More »

Rob Lyons: to come to better conclusions

Rob Lyons is deputy editor of spiked. His main writing interests are in science, health and environmental issues, including a column - ‘Don’t Panic!’ - that questioned many popular scare stories. Science is simply the human attempt to understand the... Read More »

Joanne Manaster: the raison d'etre of many

Joanne Manaster works as a laboratory teaching specialist and lecturer at the University of Illinois in Urbana. She expresses her passion for science in a unique way at her own website here.... Read More »

A Massive Thank You

So, as you’ll notice if you look above this post, the film is finally done. A massive thank you to everyone who’s contributed to the project so far. I’ll be continuing to post answers to the question as they keep... Read More »

Jim Baggott: a faintly ridiculous question

Jim Baggott graduated in chemistry in Manchester in 1978 and completed his doctorate in physical chemistry at Oxford three years later. He has been studying and writing about science, philosophy and science history for nearly 20 years. He was won... Read More »

Stephen Nowlin: because of its spirit

Stephen Nowlin is Vice President, Director, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, where his curatorial practice has included many exhibitions on the intersection of art and science. I love science. I could... Read More »

...because science is better than magic

This is an idea we toyed with for the pre-title sequence for the film (which will hopefully be live on this site by Monday 9th March). We planned to film a spectacular illusion with a beautiful assistant and everything…but the... Read More »

Mark Lythgoe: a unique view of the world

Dr Mark Lythgoe is Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, which is a new multidisciplinary research centre for experimental imaging. Mark is a neuroscientist and uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques for investigating brain and cardiac function. Mark... Read More »

Marty Jopson: a better appreciation of the world around you

Marty Jopson studied for his Ph.D. in Plant Cell Biology at the John Innes Institute in Norwich. This entailed spending 3 and a half years dismantling microscopes, arguing and being scared by large men with knives at slaughter houses where... Read More »