Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)
|Defying the laws of
On the possibility of resurrecting extinct species.
Review: Drugs in Sport
In which I was recruited to review an event about sport, despite knowing nothing about the topic.
The Creature That Has Never Been Seen
Paleodictyon nodosum: a living fossil; never seen?
Attack of the (Robot) Bees!
Biologists are increasingly turning to robots to help them understand the animal mind. Here, I outline the advantages of this approach, and quote The Lion King.
Dogs Tell Tails
Do you own a dog? Is it wagging its tail at you? If so, you are looking at a powerful symbol of evolution, brain structure and raw emotion. Honest.
How Well Do You Know Antarctica?
It's not all cold, it's teeming with life and it's surprisingly green: the other side of Antarctica.
Travelling Through Time
The science of DOCTOR WHO! feat. pandas
Save the Tasmanian Devil · A day in the lab · Why Science? · The Cruelty of a PhD · The Bastard Gumwood · Male, Female, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other · How to live to 100 · Sirocco the Kakapo in Exile · Baby is born. Has special powers · REF · Fruit Fly Science | Gangnam Style vs. Neuroscience · Beaumaris Zoo · How the brain sees the future · On Intergalactic Radio Wave Distortion · Snake Venom is a natural GPS tag · "There be dragons!", says bloke · 5 motivational strategies for the PhD blues · Science in Seatoller · Carrots, Cake and Sperm · Happy Axolotl · Brains and Blue Icing · Nikolai Vavilov: Forgotten Scientist
See also pages tagged 'Science' at both blogs
But How Do They Know...?
...those beef burgers contained horse meat DNA?
I was the inuagural science correspondent for the University of Birmingham student newspaper Redbrick. Here's what we managed to publish with no notice and only one term left until graduation:
The science of sleep | Radiation poisoning | Twins
The advantages of space travel | Skin cancer | Global warming
The psychology of Stockholm Syndrome | Animal testing
Bishop, S. When autumn falls. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 10, 238-239 (2009)
Bishop, S. A fertility network. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 10, 443 (2009)
(I blogged on scientific writing conventions to assist understanding of these Highlight articles: see Jingo Jargon)
Hidalgo, A., Kato, K., Sutcliffe, B., McIlroy, G., Bishop, S. & AlAhmed, S. Trophic neuron-glia interactions and cell number adjustments in the fruit fly. Glia 59, 1296- 1303 (2011)
I have produced materials for a number of talks, workshops and outreach activities. Resources that can be made public will be linked to below.
A Christmas lecture presented to 300 Year 7 (ages 11-12) pupils, co-written and presented by Alex Gavin (left), Paul Coleman, Jennifer Morris, Mei-Ann Lim and myself. Click the link for explanations, setup and videos.
|Using Twitter as a Doctoral Researcher|
A #tgsfridays lecture for the University of Birmingham
Graduate School. Hosted by SlideShare.
- Nervous system crossword
- Genetics crossword
- Mendelian genetics puzzle
An activity on the theme of taxonomy and animal classification, for all ages. Hosted by SlideShare.