The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

To close World Space Week, Elizabeth Tasker introduces her new astronomical adventure book, The Planet Factory, which demystifies current Exoplanet research.Read more

To the stars with Dallas Campbell

Dallas Campbell takes you on a journey through the cosmos in his new book, Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the PlanetRead more

Dr Jackie Bell: An astronaut in the making

To celebrate World Space Week we interviewed Dr Jackie Bell, one of our treasured staff members and participant in the recent BBC series 'Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?'Read more

Can we build a brain?

What does the future hold for AI? If anyone has the answer, it’s Margaret Boden. At this year’s British Science Festival, she celebrated its achievements and cautioned us about its limitations. Alan Barker took notes.Read more

Whose brave new world?

We’re all cyborgs now. Technology is transforming us into a new version of Homo Sapiens. This year’s Huxley Debate at the British Science Festival asked: Is human enhancement a human right? Alan Barker took notes.Read more

Celebrating women in science at the British Science Festival

Rebecca Dewey reports on events at the British Science Festival that celebrated and supported women in scienceRead more

Crunching numbers outside our Universe, using a small metal box in Sussex

As part of the British Science Festival, Professor Winifred Hensinger from the University of Sussex opened up his laboratory to give a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the most technologically advanced computer in the world.Read more

Inspiring creativity: where science meets art

Charlotte Warren-Gash reports on science and arts at the British Science Festival.Read more

Why do we like the foods we like?

Rosie McCallum reports from 'Why do we like the foods we like?' at the British Science Festival 2017.Read more

Put yourself in the patient’s place

When it comes to organ transplantation, Pankaj Chandak is at the cutting edge. He’s a Specialist Registrar at Guy’s, St Thomas and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, and he delivered: ‘From Kings to Keyholes’, the Charles Darwin Award Lecture for Agricultural, Biological and Medical Sciences at this year’s British Science Festival. Alan Barker listened in.Read more

This Is Your Brain on Dance

The limbs move but the brain dances. Emily Cross, presenter of this year’s Jacob Bronowski Award Lecture for Science and the Arts at the British Science Festival, wants to understand the linkage. Alan Barker prepared to boogie but forewent the Lycra.Read more

Every volcano has its own heartbeat

Volcanic eruptions are lethal. But predicting them accurately is tough. Dr Rebecca Williams delivered Deadly Clouds and Volcanic Flows, this year’s Charles Lyell Award Lecture for Environmental Sciences at the British Science Festival. Alan Barker put on his hard hat to learn more.Read more