Links to posts by BlueSci members elsewhere online
The Not-Sci blog is written by BlueSci members. The aim is to address some of the pseudoscientific ideas that plague modern society. Communicating good science accurately is hard to do, but it is becoming increasingly vital in the modern world, from government policy-making to what you eat for breakfast. We hope to show you how to weed out the good science from what is not science. A full list of Not-Sci posts can be found here.
Current column: Viva la Revolución
Watch this space, Kuhn! In this week’s Not-Sci, Hugo Schmit reveals the truth behind scientific change
Also in Varsity
30/09/11: BlueSci 2011 president Tim Middleton reviews Richard Dawkins’ latest book The Magic of Reality bringing Dawkins’ views on science and religion to a whole new generation of young minds.
11/02/11: Varsity featured a full page BlueSci spread including a commentary on science communication by 2011 President Tim Middleton, an interview with Prof John Barrow by 2011 Secretary Jessica Robinson and a series of accessible science book reviews selected by publicity officer Helen Gaffney and web editor Jonathan Lawson.
29/01/11: BlueSci 2011 president Tim Middleton interviews Michael Behe, a Professor of Biochemistry at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania and supporter of the Intelligent Design theory.
04/02/10: Sita Dinanauth, BlueSci 2011 film editor interviews Ben Goldacre, science journalist and author of Bad Science.
Elsewhere in Cambridge
Tim Hearn, BlueSci 2012 Treasurer, blogs for the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable.
IChO – The International Chemistry Olympiad
Association of British Science Writers
12/05/11: BlueSci 2011 committee members Tim Middleton, Helen Gaffney, Richard Thomson and Jonathan Lawson report on The Next Generation of Science Media conference a discussion of the current state and future of science journalism and communications. The event was also live tweeted extensively under #nextgen11
Issue 20 editor Taylor Burns has written several articles for ABSW on the subject of science communication:
27/02/11: Do we really need more specialist courses in science communication?
03/02/11: Discussing the recent explosion in online science media.
Ian Fyfe, BlueSci 2010 president, writes regularly for the ABSW
02/02/11: Discussing the importance of good scientific practice and retraction of incorrect scientific literature.
17/02/11: Taylor Burns, Issue 20 editor, introduces the worlds fastest plant.
BlueSci 2011 president Tim Middleton has written several posts for The Euroscientist.
26/10/11: Debating digital democracy.
12/08/11: Hunting for diamonds.
21/02/11: Writing from the lab rat’s point of view in an MRI experiment.
05/01/11: Reducing carbon dioxide emissions through carbon capture.
16/12/10: Tim’s first post, investigating the relationship between science and the media.
The Wellcome Trust
BlueSci president Jonathan Lawson is writing a blog journal about his first year as a Wellcome Trust PhD student on a 4-year rotation programme.
08/12/11: Lab 3 – Roper lab. Investigating the function of ‘Pickled eggs’ protein.
05/07/11: Lab 2 – Carazo-Salas lab, Gurdon Institute. Investigating cell polarity.
01/03/11: Lab 1 – Baker lab, Anatomy Dept. Investigating nervous system development in chickens.
03/02/11: Jonathan’s first post describing the nature of his course and life in Cambridge.
Jonathan is also writing for Nature’s Soapbox Science blog.
2012 Film Editor Nick Crumpton has been writing for the BBC website.
13/08/12: ‘Severe abnormalities’ found in Fukushima butterflies