This latest episode of the Naturally Speaking podcast explores the increasingly prominent issue of gender inequality in science and engineering. With the help of four Institute researchers: Prof. Dan Haydon, Dr Michelle Bellingham, Dr Winnie Boner and Dr Richard Orton, we first explore the evidence for women being underrepresented in scientific research and why this […]Read more "Episode 16 – Gender inequality in Science"
Hello! Apologies for the extended Summer break… We have just recorded a 16th episode, discussing gender bias in the Sciences, which will soon be available! We are also planning to release regular Naturally Speaking blog posts from members of the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative medicine at the University of Glasgow. Watch this […]Read more "New episode and blog posts coming soon…"
In this episode, we feature a Q&A discussion that followed a recent screening of the 1975 film Jaws held at the Glasgow film theatre as part of the 2014 Glasgow Science Festival. Dr David Bailey, Dr Deborah McNeill and Dr Shaun Killen are the experts answering the questions and exploring the relative risk of shark […]Read more "Episode 15 – The Science of Jaws: from shark attacks to marine biology!"
Science is awesome, but how do you ensure your science is relevant? We got thinking about this after reading a comment piece offering tips on interpreting scientific claims published in Nature by Bill Sutherland and colleagues. The Guardian then produced a response listing tips academics should know about policy making here. So in the latest […]Read more "Episode 14 – Linking science and policy"
This episode marks the first in a series in which we discuss the science behind some of our favourite science fiction movies. Why start with Jurassic Park? Well, it’s loaded with sciencey concepts, but this year is also 20 years (!) since it was first released and so we thought it would be a good […]Read more "Episode 13 – The Science of Jurassic Park"
In this Research Roundup episode we summarise three recent research papers published by Institute members. First we discuss Maureen Bain’s recent work examining the extent to which bacteria may pass through the shells of the chicken eggs we use for food. We then chat about Colin Selman’s recent paper showing that dietary antioxidant supplements may […]Read more "Episode 12 – Research Roundup: Bacteria in Chicken Eggs, Antioxidants and Lifespan, and Maternal Effects on Growth in Salmon"
In the second part of this episode, James Grecian, James Buckley, and Shaun Killen are joined by institute PhD student Darryl McLennan to expand on some of the topics raised in the live show (listen here), and to banter about all kinds of other topics ranging from the effects of climate change on zombies to […]Read more "Episode 11 part 2: The Science of Zombies Studio Chat and Follow up!"