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Our blog brings you voices across the organisation to reveal a new side to the Ri - from hidden gems in the archive to the latest schools event.

Ten years of YouTube

Posted by
Liina Hultgren
Date posted
24.12.2019

This December we celebrate 10 years of the Ri on YouTube. Our resident YouTube whisperer Liina Hultgren looks back on a decade of science video.

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Festive gift ideas for 2019, with a twist of science

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Date posted
19.12.2019

At the Ri we're committed to helping everyone think more deeply about science and its place in our lives, which during the festive season we’re going to do via the medium of gift ideas.

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Why researching endometriosis matters

Posted by
Magda Mareckova
Date posted
14.11.2019
fluorescent cross-section of the human endometrium

PhD student and Digital Intern, Magda Mareckova, writes about endometriosis and her research. Read her article shortlisted for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award.

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Dissecting the identity of women in science

Posted by
Emily Medcalf
Date posted
08.10.2019

Science communicator and Digital Intern, Emily Medcalf, shares insights from her project on the lives and work of women in STEM, in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day 2019.

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What is it like to work at CERN?

Posted by
Kathryn Coldham
Date posted
26.09.2019
woman in blue overalls and hard hat standing in front of the complicated machinery of a particle accelerator

Ri volunteer and PhD student Kathryn Coldham invites us in for a personal tour of what it's like to work at the site of the largest particle accelerator in the world

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What’s the solution to plastic pollution?

Posted by
Kathy Grenville
Date posted
30.08.2019
Plastic washed up on a beach

Our digital media intern, Kathy Grenville, questions the effectiveness of recent bans on single use plastics and looks at innovations in science seeking to save our environment from plastic pollution

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Preparing for the Ri to go on tour in 2019

Posted by
Peter Gallivan
Date posted
22.08.2019

As the Ri is soon to take the CHRISTMAS LECTURES on tour, preparations are being made ahead of the big day.

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Who discovered the greenhouse effect?

Posted by
Sir Roland Jackson
Date posted
17.05.2019
Drawn diagram for setting up experiment

John Tyndall set the foundation for our modern understanding of the greenhouse effect, climate change, meteorology, and weather. But did he 'discover' it?

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From birds to bones and the BBC

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Date posted
30.04.2019

Kate Rogerson took time out of her PhD to work with us as our 2018 CHRISTMAS LECTURES programmes assistant. Here she shares her experiences of her time at the Ri.

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What Ed Prosser, our former Video Producer, did next

Posted by
Sarah Dick
Date posted
26.04.2019
Preying mantis

In the second blog post of this short series, Sarah Dick, our Multimedia Producer, catches up with what Ed Prosser, our previous Video Producer, has been up to since leaving the Ri.

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