There is a near-endless variety of ways that unpicking the chemical evolution of one planet might better inform geoengineering actions on our own. For example, understanding the long-term fate of Martian carbonates and how they interact with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, will teach us how effective this form of carbon storage might be on Earth.
'Creativity' is applicable to a broad spectrum with Science and Creative art on either end. Where and how the twain meet for the betterment of individuals, communities and cultures is the eternal question. The answer is surprisingly simple-in the fascinating conundrum called the human mind!
Whilst Brexit looms more ominously in the background, the next generation of data publishing is moving towards an ever-more collaborative and open place in which researchers can easily choose to make discoveries and data sets available across borders and cultures.
A few years back I was struck by the regular reports of British casualties in Afghanistan. While those killed were mourned and commemorated, at times the wounded seemed to be little more than numbers that were soon forgotten.
*Nikolas Oktaba is a Gates Cambridge Scholar doing an MPhil in Classics at the University of Cambridge. Picture credit o...
Life may exist on Mars. This is not crazy ranting from a tin foil hat redneck who has crop circle tattoos on their back, enjoys alcohol induced communions with a wounded mother Earth and is married to their sister called Kynleigh. I'm a planetary scientist specialising in Mars chemistry. Let me explain why sending human missions to Mars would be disastrous.
That our museums enjoyed around 5.55million visits in 2015/16 is testament not only to people's enduring fascination with the history of human ingenuity but also to the creativity of the people who work with me.
There was just one thing left to do - whip up a Greg Burger matching those proportions. Turns out I taste delicious - but I couldn't finish the whole thing. It's funny, because even though I knew, logically, that this was just a burger, emotionally it felt strange to eat it. I couldn't stop thinking about what it was meant to represent.
Manchester is the 2016 European City of Science, which recognises our unique scientific heritage and our vital contribution to discovery, invention and industry. The UK's second city has produced a wealth of innovations - it is the place where the industrial revolution began, the atom was split and the programmable computer was created.
It seems amazing that something so totally personal as ones level of consciousness could be considered an illegal act. But there is a turning of the tide both in policy and in scientific research, which has begun to recognise the value of these substances.
By supporting our research scientists in popularizing their research and findings through innovative and impactful formats, we want to demonstrate that science is accessible -- not to mention exciting and rewarding! -- as well as useful, if not crucial, for society.
The Wellcome Image Awards showcase the best in science image making and recognise the creators of the most informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of biomedical science. For the first time in the Awards' 19 year history, an illustration claimed the top prize. Meet this year's 20 winning images...
Science technicians are, after all, essential to the setting up and running of experiments in UK classrooms. While there is continual concern around the lack of trained science teachers - and rightly so - the science technician shortage is not given the same level of exposure.
Microsoft and Baidu correctly predicted all World Cup final stage results while Google made only one mistake... How were they able to make such accurate predictions? They crunched and analysed large numbers of historic results - what we call "big data" - and used that analysis to make their successful predictions. It seems reasonable, therefore, to ask ourselves whether big data is changing the paradigm of the sports industry?
It would take a single mum, working a backshift in Asda for £6.70 an hour before tax, half a day's labour to access just one science article on a topic that interests her. As a researcher with free access, it often takes me 5-6 articles before I manage an informed opinion on a matter.
To succeed requires the 'Greatest Collective Action in History' - the need to fundamentally and rapidly transform the world's energy system, transport system, and possibly the economic system also. It will be necessary to adapt established infrastructure and behaviours to new climatic conditions already in the pipeline.