Glasgow Science Festival Launch Party

Gin, comedy, cake, poetry and live music… it can only be the Glasgow Science Festival 2015 launch party!

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The Higgs boson, the origin of mass and the nature of space

June 3, 2015 • Features • Views: 642

Adrian Buzatu talks about the Higgs boson discovery at CERN and what it implies for the origin of mass and the nature of space.


theGIST Science Pub Quiz

May 25, 2015 • Features • Views: 285

This Wednesday, the 27th, theGIST will be hosting another science pub quiz - naturally, it'll be the place to be.

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Synaesthesia: Taste the Rainbow

May 24, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 1033

Skittles™ brand their product “taste the rainbow,” but have you ever wondered what a rainbow tastes like? One way to find out would be to ask a synaesthete.

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The S Word: Talking About Suicide

May 15, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 6002

It is estimated that more than 800,000 individuals die globally each year as a result of suicide and for those aged 15-29 years old, suicide is the second leading worldwide cause of death after road traffic accidents

Image Credit: Borland & Condon, Anatomical Research Laboratory of Human Anatomy, University of Glasgow 2013. Photo Dave Dunbar

Body Donation: Blurring the Lines Between Science and Art

May 10, 2015 • Features • Views: 393

As a neuroscience student, working with donated bodies has been a hugely beneficial part of my education because, when it comes to anatomy, diagrams just don’t cut it. The history of Scotland’s world-leading anatomists has been well documented, as have the dubious sources of their cadavers . In

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theGIST Issue 4 Online!

May 6, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences • Views: 109

What can trophy hunting do for conservation? Is basic research worth funding? What is the Universe’s favourite number? … and how do you make a computer become creative? Read it all in theGIST Issue 4

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Emmy – Award Winning Mathematician

May 1, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 662

It was a standard GIST evening. Stacks of cake, cookies and sweet treats, and a brilliant topic of conversation - favourite female scientists.