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RI Christmas Lectures 2013- Developmental Biology in the spotlight

Posted by , on 20 December 2013

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are an annual event where science is celebrated and young people are inspired. This year’s lectures celebrate the Life Fantastic, and will showcase the excitement, ...

Outreach activity - Extracting DNA from kiwi fruit

Posted by , on 20 December 2013

DNA extraction from fruit is an easy experiment that makes a great demonstration for kids’ science fairs. I ran a DNA extraction stall at Oxford’s Wow!How? family science fair a ...

Outreach competition- find your own science metaphor!

Posted by , on 5 December 2013

Development recently published an article by Ben-Zion Shilo on his recent science outreach project. In this project, Benny aimed to explain concepts of developmental biology to the public by identifying ...

Conveying principles of embryonic development by metaphors from daily life

Posted by , on 5 December 2013

This article was first published in Development, and was written by Ben-Zion Shilo, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. How can the revolution in our understanding of embryonic development and stem ...

Worm Watch Lab: Real data, real outreach

Posted by , on 27 November 2013

Research, write grants, publish papers, teach, manage staff, collaborate. And now engage the public?! Most scientists have their hands full, and while public engagement sounds nice in the abstract, actually ...

Making an Exhibition of your Science

Posted by , on 22 November 2013

What is a science exhibition? These are publicly accessible exhibitions that hold stalls designed to communicate specific areas of science to a lay audience. They tend to vary in terms ...

Outreach activity- Using modified ping-pong balls to demonstrate early embryogenesis and embryonic stem cell activity

Posted by , on 22 November 2013

  Why is this a good activity? It is often difficult to communicate how the organization of individual cells can affect later function, particularly with regard to early embryogenesis and ...

Cosy Science: science cafés in the pub

Posted by , on 14 November 2013

Cosy Science is a non profit organisation formed in 2012 at Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, by a group of young scientists: Olga Martins de Brito, Kinga Bercsenyi and ...

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!

Posted by , on 25 October 2013

For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!‘ is an online event that aims to connect school children with real ...

Evo Devo Art

Posted by , on 21 October 2013

I make art that brings together music, animation, and performance to explore evolutionary and developmental biology themes. I aim to illuminate the magic of the biological world for a broad ...

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