British Science Festival: Shedding light on baby brain injury

Detecting brain damage in newborns is notoriously difficult. Gemma Bale of UCL is helping to develop an innovative method for investigating brain activity – using infrared light. Alan Barker followed her into an area of research that promises to give new hope to babies and their families.Read more

British Science Festival: can astrophysics help to save Earth’s species?

Biodiversity is under threat around the planet. Claire Burke is helping to pioneer a new field to help prevent poaching and possible future extinctions – and it’s called astroecology. In the Daphne Oram Award Lecture at this year’s British Science Festival, Claire introduced and illustrated her work. Alan Barker was there.Read more

British Science Festival - The robot will see you now: the future of medical technology

From AI within pathology to diagnosis techniques for the baby brain injury, Alicia Shephard looks at new innovations in the medical field.Read more

British Science Festival: Sci-fi influences on evolutionary linguistics

Beyond depictions of the future, science fiction can help us understand linguistics of the present and the past. Fred McNamara tell us more from the British Science Festival.Read more

British Science Festival: Modern slavery in the UK

It’s estimated that there are 13,000 people in modern slavery conditions in the UK, but this is thought to be just the tip of the iceberg. But what can you do to spot it? Grace Marner investigates from this year's British Science Festival.Read more

British Science Festival: Satellites and the sea

If you’re a space lover, you may often wish that we had unlimited funds to explore the great unknown. But it's often asked by policy makers and taxpayers alike what the justification is – what are the benefits to society? Jennifer Allerton writes from the British Science Festival.Read more

British Science Festival: A dark and invisible world

Physicists have been guided on a journey of discovery by the Standard Model of Physics since 1970. This model aims to explain the interactions of core constituents of matter, as governed by four fundamental particles. However, this is a complex aim. Alicia Shephard explains why.Read more

British Science Festival: Male suicide: a silent crisis

Three quarters of people in the UK that take their own lives are male. It’s the biggest killer of men under the age of 55. What can be done to tackle this silent epidemic? Grace Marner reports from British Science Festival 2018.Read more

British Science Festival: Are our memories shaped by lies?

In today’s social and political climate, the idea of ‘fake news’ is on everybody’s mind - the idea that the lines between truth and lies are being blurred by higher powers. However, this begs the question of how exactly we define a lie and define a truth. Fred McNamara reports from British Science Festival.Read more

“Science is for everyone”- how can we encourage more women to engage in STEM subjects?

Dr Amanda Rossiter-Pearson, a BSA Media Fellow, reports from two women in STEM events at the British Science Festival.Read more

British Science Festival: Hunting for a Huntington’s treatment

Dr Emma Yhnell is looking for ways to build brain resilience in people living with Huntington’s using computer games. She explained more in the Charles Darwin Award Lecture at this year’s British Science Festival. Alan Barker tore himself away from his smartphone and listened in.Read more

British Science Festival: Fear of childbirth

For many women, the prospect of having a baby can be a daunting one. But for some, this fear can be all-consuming. Grace Marner reports from the Fear of childbirth talk at this year's British Science Festival.Read more