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Podcast 18: Cafe Scientifique and The Sleeping Giant

This month our Head of Podcasts, Annabel May, visited the Cafe Scientifique event “The Sleeping Giant” and catch up with main speaker Dr Ryan Milligan – ex trucker and NASA researcher. Dr Milligan is a solar physicist and new to the Physics and Astronomy department in the University of Glasgow, but in the past has worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C.
Event and interviews held on November 6th, 2017.

Mind Your Bugs

Cleveland Clinics researchers are the first to explore breast tissue microbiota – revealing a link between a particular bacterial composition and breast cancer.

theGIST Interviews Monumental

Scotland has a rich history as a powerhouse of science and innovation, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. Scots like James Watt and Joseph Black were pioneers whose contributions pushed us into the modern world. But where are the women and what are their stories? TheGIST caught up with some of the people behind GSF’s Monumental.

Coffee – The Wonder Drug?

Every morning, scores of us effectively wake up in two steps: firstly when we crash back from the peaceful planes of sleep, and secondly when we gulp down the brain-activating drink that is coffee.