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Best of luck for the future, James!

James Piercy, the head of science made simple East in Norwich, is leaving science made simple for new adventures in public engagement. We are really going to miss him but we are also really excited for him in his new

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BIG Event 2017

By Becca Smithers From 19th-21st July science communicators from the UK and beyond gathered at the Centre for Life in Newcastle to attend the BIG Event, a conference for STEM communicators. Not only would I be attending BIG Event 2017, I

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Making Science Simple: Video Competition Finalists

We are delighted to announce the finalists for our “Making Science Simple Video Competition.” We had absolutely fantastic entries and have been inspired by the amazing talent out there. There are three videos in each category, listed below then scroll

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Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is the future! Whether you’re exploring the Great Barrier Reef, flying through the Solar System or creating your own Universe, virtual reality offers endless possibilities in science education. Imagine taking a class of children to the surface of Mars, allowing them

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The BIG Event 2016

By Leanne Gunn The BIG Event is a science communication conference bringing like-minded people together to network and share knowledge about working in the science communication sector. Last week I attended my first ever BIG Event and it was a chance

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A Canadian in Cardiff

By Parker McLean All About Parker! Over the Past month and a half, I have been lucky to be an intern at science made simple right here in Cardiff. Back in Canada, I spend my days studying in the Science

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From Demo to Democracy

By Wendy Sadler How science communicators can change the world… On 4th March this year I had the honour of giving the opening keynote speech at the 20th Anniversary event of SciFest Africa – a festival I have been part

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Inspiring Women

Happy International Women’s Day! by Wendy Sadler Which women inspire you? I reckon for me my mum was probably one of the first as she was always showing me experiments that got me curious about science from a very young age.

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What do people think about chemistry?

By James Piercy Recently the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) published the results of a large survey of the public’s perception of chemistry. The project was delivered by market research company TNS BRMB and involved interviews with over 2000 people

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Top 10 Ways to Spot Bad Science

By Becca Smithers Bad science is where people misuse science and scientific research, usually to get you to buy something, to change your mind, or to make something seem better than it actually is. People may deliberately misinterpret results of

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