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The Water Innovation Challenge Launch

Water. We all drink it, but how many of us think it? theGIST reports from The Water Innovation Challenge launch party.

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Science Sunday’

July 3, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 1854

The Science Sunday at Glasgow University on the 14th of June was a great way to mark the end of the 2015 Glasgow Science Festival. The event encapsulated everything that the festival aims to do: Get people of all ages interested and engaging with science. The event could be described as a mini

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘The Value of Suffering’

June 20, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 3249

For the first time, Glasgow Science Festival has worked in partnership with the Philosophy department at the University of Glasgow to bring us ‘The Value of Suffering’. Suffering is defined as the state of undergoing pain distress or hardship. It is effectively the opposite of happiness

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Café Sci: Looking for Light’

June 16, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 1738

“What do fiction and science have in common? An evening of musing by Pippa Goldschmidt and Professor Martin Hendry.” At Mono on Wednesday evening, Café Scientifique hosted Pippa Goldschmidt, acclaimed author and ex-astronomer, and Professor Martin Hendry, head of Physics and Astronomy at the

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Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Moon’

June 13, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 1926

Two astronomers and a clinical psychologist walk into a cinema… Glasgow Film Theatre was the venue for a special Glasgow Science Festival screening of Duncan Jones’ 2009 sci-fi film Moon, where protagonist Sam Bell steadily mines Helium-3 on the dark side of the moon to feed the Earth’s ever

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Glasgow Science Festival Event ‘Vision, Perception & Illusion’

June 12, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 2483

Are we just living in the Matrix? How can you be sure everything you perceive isn’t just a hallucination? Are you actually reading this sentence or merely think you are reading it?

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Glasgow Science Festival Event ‘The Perfect Meal’

June 8, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 1993

Put simply, stop reading Yelp! reviews before you hit a new restaurant. Just go.

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Synaesthesia: Taste the Rainbow

May 24, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 2825

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.