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Science has a PR problem

Today sees the start of a series of blog posts on’s Soapbox Science blog. Starting with a post by me about how scientists can begin to change the face of their industry, and hopefully rectify some of the damage that has been done over the last few years. Click on the doodle, have a read, and then get involved in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #reachingoutsci.


Is God Just In Your Head? Answering the BIG questions with Jesse Bering

Today’s departmental seminar took a bit of an existential detour from our usual fare. Jesse Bering (@JesseBering) lead us on a tour of the inner workings of our mind, from considering our place on earth to what happens after we die. From his analyses we were encouraged to think about how these “Big Questions” might influence our need to find a reason for everything, which in turn leads some to live a life of faith.