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Madingley Hall

The Naked Scientists go ghost busting!

... eery turrets of Madingley Hall in Cambridge, on our very own ghost hunt. There are a few scary tales surrounding the ... measure, and whether they could find a ghost of our own… Georgia - We are on the approach to Madingley Hall ... room, where we’ve had a couple of thumps already, on my own and ask a couple of questions. Brad - There’s that ...

Mayo Clinic

Training scientists to collaborate

... middle of an academic setting being told, “You need your own line of research, your own ideas and find your own funding, and your own network” pretty much. It is ...

Is there gender bias in peer review?

... we’ve got both people being biased in favour of their own sex. Markus - That's true. Chris - By how much? Markus - ... a difference in the way female editors prefer their own gender than the way male editors prefer their own gender. It seems that the same gender preference is much ...

An astronaut in a snowy setting in profile, looking up at the sky

Remembering the mission to the moon

We asked for people to tell us their own feelings about the Moon landing, and their own memories. This is what we heard... I remember thinking it ... up and down between TV in the living room and radio on my own room to follow both events. When I was on tour in Ireland ...

Courtesan and Client

Greek Brothels Started at Home

... instead the Greeks would host the fun in their own front room. Clare -   Well, my research focuses on the ... to traders without the right or the financial resources to own a house of their own.  So, the use of houses is incredibly diverse in a ...

a greyscale image of a large rocket

Rocketry in WW2

... were working on weapons, the Nazis were developing their own. They were working on rockets. Weapons that could be ... 1930, he and his small group successfully launched their own rocket, what they called a Kegeldüse, which was a small ... because human beings often try to take control of their own narratives, right? We might ask ourselves, "did von Braun ...

UK map

Garrett Hellenthal - British Genes

... that different parts of the UK seem to harbour their own distinctive genetic flavour and revealing where some of ... that you've been isolated, you might start to develop your own cultural traits. But it doesn't mean in any way that the ... and hence, it's not surprising that they have their own minor cultural differences. Kat - There's quite a lot in ...

Early humans get a taste for seafood

... particularly for Neanderthals and for early members of our own species. And what this tells us is that marine food stuff ... seem to have been a critical part of the evolution of our own species and we have a number of sites on the coast of ... South Africa and on the Horn of Africa too that reveal our own species using shellfish 100-130,000 years ago. The ...

Fire by Soreen D

London's burning: the Great Fire

... was reliant on small organisations, parishes to have their own firefighting equipment and that was part of the big ... happened in this fire, everybody was so busy saving their own property and running away from the fire, that they ... literally a perfect storm this, wasn't it? Did it make its own weather as well? Because when we've seen examples of fire ...

an old style alarm clock, faded with time

Science adapting through history

... about nature, it was considered important to be on your own. There was a sense that by isolating yourself with ... for someone to say: "Oh well he or she works on their own." It's considered to be not just ungenerous, but it's ... be cheating. So now a scientist doesn't work on their own, and the very few people who do it are considered to be ...

FameLab International Semi-Final 2014

FameLab: Astrobiology

... you to that? is there nothing interesting enough in your own field? Patrick - Well, there's plenty interesting. The ... but much like us, they have trouble getting out of their own neighbourhood. We only got to the moon pretty recently, ... Maybe everybody else has trouble just getting off their own planet as well. But then again, our civilisation is ...

A bottle of Champagne and a glass

The Poincare problem solved!

... and to find out why the Millennium Bridge was in fact its own millennium maths problem... Katie - Turns out when this ... resonance, resonant frequencies, and each object has its own resonant frequency and it just happened that the ...

Dinaledi skeletal specimens - from eLife DOI: 10.7554/eLife.09560.003

Introducing Homo naledi

... primitive people show features very similar to our own; their hands and feet are almost identical to those of a ... climbing, and the pelvis was proportionally wider than our own. They therefore share a number of key features with us ...

High grade dysplasia (carcinoma in situ) in the uterine cervix. The abnormal epithelium is extending into a mucus gland to the left of centre. This disease can progress to invasive cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) of the cervix.

The Hallmarks of Cancer

... cells? Robert -   That cancer cells stimulate their own growth; that they're resistant to inhibitory signals that ... to the tumours; that they can become resistant to their own programmed cell death - sometimes called apoptosis; and ... of drugs that are created which can act either on their own or more often, in concert with other drugs, to really ...

Plane landing on Runway

Landing: The evolution of avionics

... could completely go to sleep. The aeroplane would find its own way there, with very modern avionics and would even land ... you get guided to within a mile or so of of the enemy your own radar can then guide you to it and you shoot it down. ... communicating through it. You're able to find your own targets. Somebody on the ground might send you a message ...

5kg shown on the dial of a scale.

Encyclopaedia corner: black holes and kilograms

... And then from those measuring companies would make their own standards. And that's how they'd calibrate weighing ... iridium, because that doesn't rust and won't change on its own. Phil - Now scientists, I know, love to be precise. Adam ... the kilogram on eBay. Wouldn't that be fun? Adam - Yeah. I own the kilogram. Deal with it. Phil - That's fantastic. Adam ...

The Power of Imagination

... to understand how and how well people can predict their own hedonic reactions to future events. By that I mean what ... themselves and so they mis-predict the speed of their own adaptation. People are also remarkably good ... to try to find how people better predictions of their own future emotional states. One of the best ways to predict ...

Movies of the Mind

... brain injured patients and even being able to watch your own dreams like a video. Jack - The goal of our laboratory is ... brain injured patients and even being able to watch your own dreams like a video... Movies of the Mind ...

The genetics of the UK population

... that different parts of the UK seem to harbour their own distinctive genetic flavour and helping to reveal where ... Romans didn't fancy Brits, and some counties have their own genotypes... The genetics of the UK population ...

Great North Museum, Newcastle

The Great North Museum

... so I do have a leaning towards palaeontology, that's my own love.  And really the objects that I am most interested ... of tetrapods, four-footed animals, and ultimately our own evolution.  So, they play a pivotal role in our ... to collect and classify the world around us.  I asked my own children to find something that they collected.  So ...

Great Pyramids of Giza

What was the purpose of the Pyramids?

... on building the pyramids themselves, that they had their own separate cemetery, their own graves. Some of them more elaborate burials as well. But ...

Dog scientist

Could your dog be a scientist?

... the minds of domestic dogs by asking owners, like our own Joanna Kerr, to set them simple tests and send him the ... a real bias in terms of people's perceptions of their own dogs. What we found is that actually, the data are ...

Comedy audience

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

... three of us we’ve created this thing that we did for our own pleasure really to start with, that was trying to make ... Steve decide that it’s not interesting enough on it’s own, so Steve decides to do powerpoint slides to go with it. ...

NASA Image of Dover Straits

The Big Flood

Chris - When did Britain become an island in its own right and for a long time that's been a big question but ... what cut us off from France and made us country in our own right. Jenny thank you very much. Dr Jenny Collier, ...

FameLab

FameLab: 3 minute science stars

... to Vietnam, Thailand, so people are all competing in their own countries and then they come to the UK to compete in the ... and build their confidence in talking about their own research to a public audience.  If they want to carry on ...