Cambridge Science Festival 2013

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Created: 2013-02-15 11:39
Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications
Editors' group: Editors group for "Office of Communications".
Description: Welcome to the Cambridge Science Festival, your opportunity to discover, question and take part in scientific activity at the University of Cambridge.
 

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Dinobores: why mammals are way cool


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Think dinosaurs were the most exciting animals ever to walk the Earth? Join PhD student Nick Crumpton as he fights in the mammal corner, dispelling myths about your earliest furry...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Sat 16 Mar 2013


Disconnected; how not to do the Internet


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Kate Russell is a journalist and reporter who, by her own admission,
spends far too much time online. For the past decade she has dedicated her
life to staying on top of online...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Mon 18 Mar 2013


How to spot a shabby statistic


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2013 is the International Year of Statistics, and as data gets more open we can expect to be bombarded with bucket-loads of numbers, often being used to try to impress and...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Mon 18 Mar 2013


I'm a ghost hunter, get me out of here!


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Described as 'one of the sharpest and best sceptical commentators out there', Hayley Stevens has addressed international audiences about researching the paranormal as a...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Sat 16 Mar 2013


Imagination: the door to identity


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A collaboration between behavioural psychologist Nicky Clayton and fine artist and creative writer Clive Wilkins. We shall explore the nature of imagination, and how it forms the...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Mon 18 Mar 2013


Incredible edibles


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Stefan Gates (BBC1’s Food Factory and CBBC’s Incredible Edibles) and Professor Andrea Sella (Incredible Edibles’ brilliantly bonkers chemist) take you on a gut-busting gastronomic...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Apr 2013


It’s not only children who are affected by ADHD


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What causes ADHD? And how can it best be treated?

Hyperactive, impulsive, restless and fidgety… these are all behaviours many parents are very familiar with. But when does your...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Tue 19 Mar 2013


Molecular advances in the diagnosis of infectious diseases


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Tim Wreghitt explores the recent development of molecular techniques to diagnose infections in humans has revolutionised the ability to diagnose these infections rapidly and to...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 14 Mar 2013


Ocean’s got talent - or why we should love fish as much as we love whales


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When scientists discovered that whales sing beautiful, complex songs it helped persuade the rest of the world to stop killing them. Broadcaster, writer and aptly named marine...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Mon 18 Mar 2013


Open access


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The move to open access publishing has the potential to transform researchers’ communications and access to information by the public on a global scale. Join Cameron Neylon, PLoS;...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 22 Mar 2013


Open your mind with the Naked Scientists


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The Naked Scientists take you on an interactive journey through the workings of the nervous system. If you're brave enough, they'll read your brainwaves, reveal how your nerves...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 22 Mar 2013


Our fluid Earth


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Fifty years ago people imagined the Earth as a solid planet, unchanged for millions of years, until plate tectonics showed continents drifting 25cm each year. Mapping continental...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 22 Mar 2013


The infinity puzzle – from the Higgs Boson to the LHC


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Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture

Rutherford and Bohr discovered the nuclear atom 100 years ago. Roughly 50 years ago a theory of this basic structure of matter was inspired by...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Tue 19 Mar 2013


The Wisdom of Psychopaths


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Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But not all psychopaths are violent, or even...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Thu 4 Apr 2013


‘Good Will Hunting and the troubled genius’ and ‘Diffusion of the dead’


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Listen to James Grime discuss troubled mathematics geniuses and Thomas Woolley on the maths of zombies. From ThinkCon at the Cambridge Science Festival 2013.

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival 2013

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Mon 18 Mar 2013


Party Hard! The Maths of Connections


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How many guests need to come to a party, to guarantee that at least five of them either all know each other or are mutual strangers? Join Dr Colva Roney-Dougal and see some...

Collection: Cambridge Science Festival at the Isaac Newton Institute

Institution: Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Created: Mon 25 Mar 2013