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Welcome to the blog, you can read all about the latest news for the sections and take a look in our archive. Scroll through the latest posts below, or select a section from the dropdown.

Laura Fogg-Rogers, from the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England. Laura spoke on a panel with Mat Hickman from the Wellcome Trust and Hema Teji from the British Science Association at the Science Communication Conference 2014.


By Lizzie Crouch, Project Manager at DesignScience


We believe there is a critical, yet often overlooked link between science and design, and a growing need for increased collaboration between the two.

This belief has motivated us – DesignScience’s Anne Odling-Smee and myself, creative producer Ellen Dowell and interactive designer Andrew Friend – to raise the question, ‘What is design for?’ at this year’s Science Communication Conference.

By Joe Cox, Principal Lecturer in Economics and Finance at the University of Portsmouth.


Citizen science is not a new phenomenon and many will already be aware of long-running projects such as Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count and the American Association of Variable Star Observers. However, with the rapid evolution of interactive online technologies, citizen science projects are being revolutionised through new approaches to online crowdsourcing. Suddenly, scientists are able to bring together huge numbers of volunteers from across the world to take part in large-scale projects with significant scientific and social value incredibly easily and fairly quickly as well.

by Martin Zaltz Austwick, a lecturer in data visualisation and programming at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL, with an interest in cities and networks, having previously studied quantum physics and worked as a medical laser physicist.

You can find his blog at sociablephysics.com, or follow him on twitter @sociablephysics.


Ellie CosgraveBy Dr Ellie Cosgrave, engineer and ScienceGrrl director.

By Karen Folkes, Chair of the 'Public Attitudes to Science' Steering Group and Deputy Head of Science and Society, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Nearly a year ago, I wrote on this blog to set out what we were doing to update our evidence on UK public attitudes to science. As you can see from all the other posts, there has been a lot of activity since. And now we’re able to publish what we’ve found.

By Emily O’Regan, UK Young Scientist of the Year 2013. Emily is currently studying at Bangor University and won the National Science + Engineering Competition in March last year with her project on flamingo breeding.


For me, it has been quite a hectic year. I won UK Young Scientist of the Year 2013, travelled half way across the world to volunteer, and moved 250 miles away from home to start university.

by Katie Griffiths, the Young People's Programme Assistant at the British Science Association.


Have you heard of Hedy Lamarr, who developed the concept of frequency-hopping that is behind modern day Bluetooth and wireless technology, but who is better known for her acting ability and beautiful face?

By Faisal Khan, Head of Science at The Market Bosworth School, Leicestershire, and National Science & Engineering Week 2013 Best Secondary School Event Award winner.

This is the second blog post from Faisal on the Market Bosworth School's preparation for National Science & Engineering Week. You can read the first post here.


by Tom Seaward, who works on Project Wild Thing, a film-led campaign to get children outdoors.


As a child I was a nature hoarder. I kept my own museum under the bed. Just a chocolate box, but it was filled with things I’d collected while out and about.