Research, Science and Innovation

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.
New government unit to take over Covid response There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.
Coronavirus: 'The masks you throw away could end up killing a whale' As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea.
Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.
The Higgs Discovery Explained - Episode 3.5 | CERN In this extra episode of the series we answer a few of the most frequently asked questions from the viewers.
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How do we know it's the higgs?
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Siberian Arctic 'up to 10 degrees warmer' in June The average temperature in the region reached a record high in some area, EU data shows.
Unravelling Unconscious Bias - with Pragya Agarwal How do our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world and how do they affect our decision-making?
Pragya's book "Sway" is available now:
Pragya will discuss how bias is playing a role during ...
The Chemistry of Coins | Szydlo's At Home Science Andrew shows around some of the more unusual glasswear in his collection, before taking a look at the chemisty of a simple copper coin
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00:00 - A tour of an unusual chemical apparatus
Recombinant DNA and Synthetic Biology – with Michael Sulu Recombinant DNA is made by bringing together DNA from different molecules to create molecules that are otherwise not available in the organism.
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Michael Sulu is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCL in the department of ...
How To: Make Some Shapes Shapes and patterns can be found all around us – from flowers to footballs, seashells to staircases.
In this activity, find some bottle tops or jam jar lids and discover a fun way into the wonderful world of geometry with ...
How To: Build a Dome Many structures are built around frameworks made of straight, rigid pieces of wood or metal, called members, connected together. Forces generated in the members support the structure.
In this activity, find some drinking straws and discover how to make a ...
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General, visits the Laboratory’s chemical lab Since mid-March, 11,000 litres of sanitiser gel have been produced at the CERN Chemistry Laboratory. And more than 6,000 litres have been donated to the departments of Ain and Haute Savoie to help the local community (EHPAD, fire brigades, etc.).
WHERE DO THE PROTONS COME FROM? Join us live from CERN’s accelerator complex:
Welcome to the largest accelerator complex in the world, which propels tiny pieces of matter to speeds of up to 99% of the speed of light. Four sophisticated machines form a chain around ...
CLOUD experiment at CERN reveals a new mechanism behind urban smog The CLOUD collaboration has revealed a new mechanism that drives winter smog episodes in cities. The results, published on May 13, 2020 in the journal Nature, could help inform policies for reducing urban particle pollution, which ranks fifth in the ...

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