Science

Art of Science: April – Hidden Order

Hidden Order by Felix Flicker, winner of the Art of Science 2014 University of Bristol competition

Science is amazing. Science is advancement. And sometimes, science is art. Hidden Order is April’s winner from UoB’s Art of Science competition 2014. Order and chaos have been recurrent themes throughout the history of art and science. How do our minds respond to them? How are…
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Art of Science: March – Cold Fish

Cold Fish by Judith Mantell an Art of Science 2014 winner at the University of Bristol.

Science is amazing. Science is advancement. And sometimes, science is art. Cold Fish is March’s winner from UoB’s Art of Science competition 2014. Unlike last month’s entry, this fish is not really a fish. It is a fish of the mind! Most people are irresistibly…
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Art of Science: February – Ghost Face

Ghost Face, by Chrissy Hammond and Kate Robson Brown, winner of Art of Science December 2014

Science is amazing. Science is advancement. And sometimes, science is art. Ghost Face is February’s winner from UoB’s Art of Science competition 2014. What looks like a creepy fish head in a box is actually part of important research working towards curing or preventing…
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Art of Science: January – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow, by Stefan Lines of Bristol University, Art of Science winner

Science is amazing. Science is advancement. And sometimes, science is art. Somewhere Over The Rainbow is January’s winner from UoB’s Art of Science competition 2014. Serendipity, those unlikely but happy accidents where everything works out better than expected, has played a pretty big role…
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2014 – what happened and what did we learn?

2014 summary review digital

How was 2014 for you? Here’s my annual round-up of exciting developments in various fields of science, set against some of the major stories in world news from each month. Click any of the links or the images to find out more!…
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Quest for the Dark Side of Matter [Guest Post]

There’s far more to the Universe than meets the eye. We now know that the vast majority of its mass is in the form of some exotic, invisible material called dark matter that pervades space, binding galaxies together by exerting a…
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Becoming Fluent in the Language of Life

During university, I was the only person in my student flat who could speak just one language. Welsh, Chinese, French and Vietnamese all featured prominently during most friends’ visits and calls home, except mine. Feeling linguistically deficient and hoping to…
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Nobel Prizes 2014 – the Lowdown

The Indian summer we were enjoying here in Bristol died pretty spectacularly this Monday as the city showed her new students what Bristolian weather is really all about. The cold night prior and the rain threatening to soak right through…
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