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Science on video – the genius of Mendeleev

This is a short animated video about the genius of Mendeleev – originator of the periodic table of elements. We will be discussing story-telling and video throughout the course. See if you can figure out what makes this one so … Continue reading

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How to make engaging science programs for television

Stumbled across this discussion (podcast) this morning on the BBC’s ‘College of Production. In it “Michael Mosley, science presenter and executive producer and Helen Docherty, science development producer, talk to Sophie Lording about how we can make engaging science television.” … Continue reading

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Meet the regulators and Missing trial data campaign

 Hello After our Bad Science discussions, I thought that some of you might be interested to meet people who work for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This April 2013 meeting of the London Regenerative Medicine Network is … Continue reading

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Write simply

I saw this blogpost about adverbs and thought it might be useful for everyone, as you get stuck into your coursework.

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The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize

This site at The Guardian has links to videos and articles giving lots of advice on good science writing.

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Why must this dryness be written by us?

I thought this was a nicely satirical article on the ‘scientific’ style of writing. It’s funny but also makes some interesting points. More relevant to scientists writing papers but there are some more general ideas in there that are worth … Continue reading

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Video test

The aim of this post is simply to see if I can insert a video from YouTube. This video was inserted by copying the URL from the web-brower window that was displaying the YouTube video. It was inserted by selecting … Continue reading

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