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Time to Unplug: A Call for Digital Minimalism

... stories from around the world, forcing us to question our own patterns of behaviour, lifestyle and values. The question ... weight. According to Ofcom 1 , 94% of British adults own a mobile phone, of which 75% are smartphones. And ... online world, but what about those on our own and the effects they have on our sense of self? As social ...

Heather Jameson stood next to a dalek

Eight weeks of naked

... the notion that I might like to have a go at making my own podcasts and so, when I heard about the internship with ... to the naked scientists forum and planning for your own show. On Sunday evenings The Naked Scientists have a live ... - and you get to meet the studio dalek!   Producing my own radio show One of the really exciting parts of the ...

Hackathons that aim to come up with high-tech solutions to the challenges facing refugees are an example of social innovation in action.

Coding and tech skills help refugees and low-income communities to succeed

... improve access to technology and skills development in his own community. Ibrahim Ouassari set up the MolenGeek coding ... to pursue a career in the tech industry or set up their own business. It has a mix of students, entrepreneurs and ... who just want to learn the technical skills for their own use. They may have their own project or just wish to get ...

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Amalia Thomas: Naked Internship

... And yes, you do eventually get used to hearing your own recorded voice played over and over again. Secondly, ... weeks of the programme, interns have to produce their own show. This involves choosing a topic for the show’s ... get used to reading papers on disciplines that were not my own - but it sure is a useful skill to learn! I am now much ...

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Are Covid-19 contact apps data safe?

... and work in a decentralised manner: you hold your own data at all times and it cannot be used for any data ... the other app users. All of the phones then search their own records to see if they have seen Bob’s anonymised ID before. Therefore, in this scheme, each person’s own records of which devices they have encountered before are ...

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Are we living in the matrix?

... civilizations might also attain the ability to run their own simulations, such that there are simulations within ... to simulate a full realistic universe as complex as our own, why would they want to? A good place to start in ... civilisations may also attain the ability to run their own simulated realities, so if we are living in a simulation, ...

Siblings by the sea

Why Blood is Thicker than Water

... organisms. But Jordan was no such organism; he risked his own life to save someone else, and died in the process. And ... traditions such as parents caring exclusively for their own biological children. To that end, kibbutz children were ... kin altruism tells us something about the origins of our own nepotistic inclinations. No one would dream of explaining ...

Australopithecus sediba

Genetic error led humans to evolve bigger, but more vulnerable, brains

... way is helping to transform our understanding of how our own species compared to our ancestors. Traditionally, ... the work has revealed some surprising findings – our own species appears to have interbred with some of these ... that these extinct human relatives had offspring with our own ancestors. ‘Different people tend to carry different ...

Archimedes - a portrait by Domenico Fetti

Archimedes: The Original Naked Scientist

... of the king. That Archimedes seemed oblivious to his own nakedness and to onlookers' bemused stares was perhaps ... the very subtle inventions of this divine man in his own writings; from which one most clearly realizes how ...

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Stress and the Scientist

... and secretive and start building a secret store of their own reagents: so that's where they go - in case you're ... will be gossip! They are helpful to the point of their own inconvenience. In fact months can go by before they get round to doing their own work. They hate to be ignored or criticised - if this ...

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Food justice post-coronavirus

... food system. 4. People must be empowered to produce their own healthy food through localised systems – Reinhold ... been exposed to the virus. Our inability to produce our own healthy and locally available food has left us to suffer ... movements give power to local people to produce their own healthy food. This bottom-up approach involves fighting ...

Alchemy of Us

Technology’s Invisible Hand

... that Lucretia had already been buried. Fashioned from his own experiences, Morse perfected his telegraph in the 1840s ... on Twitter and in text messages, Morse and Vail had their own version. They used  “i i” to mean yes, “1” for ...

Author Simon Singh who has been sued for libel following an article in which he asked whether Chiropractic was evidence based.

Silencing Our Science: SOS

... there is no legal aid for such instances, you're on your own, unless your publishers decide to help you out. All this ... In fact, why not read the article itself and form your own decision. Here's a version of Simon Singh's Guardian ...

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My internship with the Naked Scientists

... It took a while not to cringe every time I heard my own voice. Having to cut a lot out, meant that I quickly came ... water. I also got loads of great advice for recording my own voice, which comes down to connecting with your breath ...

When East Meets West

How do cultures connect and collide?

... home and built a new life here in England. Before him, his own mother and father had moved from Hainan to Singapore to ... allow me to get my geek on and to enjoy trying to solve my own research puzzle! So what happens When East Meets West? ...

Do we have free will?

... will is merely an illusion. Although we think we make our own choices, the particles that make up our brains and bodies ...

Naked Gaming, with Chris Berrow and Leigh Milner

Introducing: The Naked Gaming Podcast

... in my fiancee Leigh Milner (a reputable broadcaster in her own right!) and bought some equipment, so now we record in ...

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Coronavirus economic recovery

... many European governments do not now have control of their own currencies – removing a key mechanism that governments ...

Megan McGregor, a Naked Scientists intern, standing in front of a Nissan Leaf

New year, new intern

... story production, there was a new challenge: producing my own show. Choosing the topic, contacting potential ... been published is contagious, and, stepping away from my own specialism, I was reminded of the enormous breadth of ...

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Naked in Croatia - The Naked Scientists Bare All

... four years and have had some pretty great adventures of my own. Croatia is an incredibly beautiful country in central ...

Binary Data

What, why, who and how to teach data science

... data science ‘soft’ skills 16 , rather than ‘their own bespoke workarounds to keep pace’ 7 . Rather than ... the importance of encouraging students to collect their own data to demonstrate that real datasets don’t always ...

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Science's Scariest Experiments

... crawlers from an infected cat and placed them inside his own ear. The good doctor then dutifully recorded the ensuing ...

Plastic - a polymer

Rachel O'Reilly: polymer chemist

... two Fellowships. It was at Cambridge I first set up my own research group, looking at new routes to create materials ... my efforts, as well as trying to find time to carry out my own research! In terms of scientific next steps, creating new ...

Humans, A migration out of Africa?

... lies. Was Africa the sole place of origin of our own species,s as well as that of our ancestors? Figure 1 : ...

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The Naked Scientists visit a Croatian high school

... a fraction into the air. The trick is to consider your own mass, the mass of the gas you're expelling, and the force ... and teachers showed us a science demonstration of their own. Have you ever tied two pieces of string to a slinky and ...