What is so special about water? It covers 70% of our planet in the form of the oceans and it's essential for life, but it is not just because of it's abundance or contribution to our biology that make it interesting. The chemistry of water, or H2O, a relatively simple looking molecule, is not fully understood. Why does this matter?
From spaghetti towers to scorpions, find out more about the Culture evolves! exhibit in this audio interview with exhibitor Christine Caldwell from University of Stirling.
Walking unsuspectingly around Southbank Centre, I was pounced on by Josh Ferguson and Michael Quinn from The Sittingbourne Community College.
“Do you want to test your lung capacity?” asked Mike. I tried to shy away “Oh mine is rubbish”. But he insisted “Everyone says that but then it turns out to be really good”
Many of us know that calcium is important for bones and teeth but calcium is also crucial for a healthy heart. It is calcium signalling within the heart muscle cells that determines normal heart contraction.
See a 3D movie of the Universe from the Big Bang to the present, experience interactive real time simulations of galaxies in motion and take part in demonstrations and a quiz to understand the origin of galaxies.
Our galaxy, the Milky Way, has been 13 billion years in the making. Computer simulations help explain how it was built, starting from the Big Bang.
How have public conversations about science changed? And how will they change in future?
In 17th-century London, coffee-houses were important centres of information exchange: gentlemen, merchants, courtiers and craftsmen gathered to sip coffee and talk about the latest news and ideas. Fellows of the newly-established Royal Society used coffee-house conversations to publicise their own research and learn about developments at home and abroad.
Science buskers take to the streets outside Southbank Centre with interactive experiments to demonstrate how physics applies to our daily lives.
Science buskers out and about on Sunday 4 July include astronomers from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Science in a Suitcase, and Caroline Herschel
See the world from different perspectives in this years Summer Science Exhibition with videos from a selection of exhibits including: Looking deep into model volcanoes, How do insects find their way home and the science of shape shifting structures.
Street Science is at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts every day of the festival at Southbank with different performers, demonstrators and entertainers each day.
Street Science includes Science in a Suitcase, NOISEmakers, Physics in the Field, Ri Maths busking, Royal Observatory Greenwich and historical characters.