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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.

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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

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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.