[SciCam] Brains wired on physicsBuilding a working brain depends on complex interactions between nerve cells and their environment. Now, cutting-edge tools from both biology and physics are helping us understand how physical factors shape brain development.
Friday, 29 August 2014
Yawn Contagion Occurs in Wolves TooWe’ve all heard about how yawns can be ‘contagious’ – if you see or hear someone yawn, it makes you more likely to do likewise. But now it seems that wolves experience contagious yawning too, with important potential implications about empathy.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
A new function for sleepHow many of you have asked yourselves, ’Why do we sleep?’ Well, one of my favourite paper from 2013 might answer the question.
Friday, 2 May 2014
X-Ray-Generated Model Helps to Reveal How Flies Turn in Flight We often take insect flight for granted and as casual observers, it’s hard to understand – flies move too fast and are too small for our limited eyesight. But a paper published recently in PLOS Biology provides beautiful and novel insights into how flies fly.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Apply to Join BlueSci - Deadline 20 January!2014 will be an exciting year for BlueSci – in Michaelmas it will be 10 years since the publication of our first issue, a milestone we hope to celebrate with a number of special events, and we want you to be involved!
Sunday, 19 January 2014
POSTS FROM 2013
A sea of possibilities for new antibioticsThe collaborative project PharmaSea aims to combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by looking for new drugs in our ocean trenches.
Friday, 15 February 2013
CSAR and BlueSci Energy DebateThis evening at Churchill college representatives from BlueSci and CSAR will be debating the future of green energy with teams...Monday, 29 October 2012
BlueSci event: Scavenger HuntBlueSci will be hosting its very first science scavenger hunt! It will take place from 2 until approximately 4PM on Sunday, November 4th and will involve prizes, pints, and fun! Sign up in teams of up to 3 people to take part in the scavenging madness here.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Issue 26 Magazine MeetingIf you have ideas for regular articles to contribute to Issue 26 or would like to try your hand at...Friday, 19 October 2012
Özti the IcemanAlthough he may look a little like Gollum of ‘Lord of the Rings’ fame, Özti the Iceman is actually the...Tuesday, 3 April 2012
How to detect traces of explosivesScientists at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology in Trivandrum, India, have developed a simple method for detecting attogram (10-18 g) quantities of the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT).
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
BlueSci Film: Wanted - Scientists in the fieldWe are interested in showcasing the work that scientists here at Cambridge do when away from the city. So if you're interested in sharing your experiences, contact BlueSci Film Editors Nick and Alex at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com.
Friday, 27 January 2012
POSTS FROM 2011
Introducing BlueSci RadioBlueSci is pleased and excited to unveil BlueSci Radio. Our brand new radio show will broadcast live on CamFM, Tuesdays...Sunday, 16 October 2011
Notice: New Committee MembersBlueSci is pleased to welcome two new members to the committee. Tom Bishop, fresh from editing Issue 22, replaces Steph Glaser as Managing Editor whilst Louisa Lyon steps into the role vacated by Rob Jones, becoming the new News Editor.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
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Friday, 5 August 2011