Yakult at the British Science Festival We are delighted to once again be working with Yakult, who are supporting the 2018 British Science Festival with both activities at the Festival and a series of science busking events in the lead up, based on the theme of Science, not Magic! This summer, our Science, not Magic! Busking team – public engagement officers and science students from the University of Hull’s Street Science team – have been performing a series of magic tricks with a difference... While magicians do not reveal their secrets, science buskers explain the science or maths behind the demonstrations. You can catch them next at Freedom Festival in Hull on 1 and 2 September. Yakult is also offering British Science Festival-goers two chances to interact with science in a fun and entertaining way; firstly through their unique Artificial Intelligence Vending Machine which uses voice recognition to offer a free bottle of Yakult to anybody willing to learn a word in Japanese and secondly, at the Hull Science Festival (this year’s BSF Family Weekend), through a series of hands-on activities that will explore the role of good and bad bacteria in our bodies. Find out more about what's on at the British Science Festival.