Behavioural Sciences

Trees For Cities: Boosting Public Health

  Trees for Cities – Scientia’s charity partner – has been working on an international scale to create greener cities, engaging over 70,000 people to plant almost 700,000 trees to date. Here, we have had the pleasure of speaking with Kate Sheldon, Development...

Dr Mario Noti – Do Modern Lifestyles Cause Food Allergies?

  Over the last 30 years, there has been an explosion in the prevalence of food allergies in the Western world. What’s going on and what are the culprits for this epidemic? While genetics may not be blamed for the rapid increase in food allergies over such a...

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society

Founded in 1886 at Cornell University, Sigma Xi is an international community of scientists and engineers dedicated to promoting excellence in research, enhancing public engagement with science, and fostering the next generation of researchers. Here, we have had the...

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science was founded as a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their research. Now in its seventh year, Soapbox Science takes female scientists out of the lab and onto the streets, to talk to the passing, unsuspecting public about...

Trees For Cities

TREES FOR CITIES As the only charity working on an international scale to create greener cities, Trees for Cities has engaged over 70,000 people to plant over 650,000 trees in parks, streets, schools and housing estates across the UK and internationally. Trees for...

The American Academy Of Neurology

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY Founded in 1948, and now representing more than 30,000 individuals worldwide, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscientists. From funding and disseminating the latest...

Jeffry A. Simpson – Taking The Long View On Wellness

TAKING THE LONG VIEW ON WELLNESS Nature vs. nurture is one of the oldest debates in biology. Are people’s lives determined by their genes, their upbringing, or both? Nearly 30 years ago at the onset of the human genome project, scientists believed that once all human...

Dr Frances M. Sladek – Turning The Tables On ‘healthy’ Fats

TURNING THE TABLES ON ‘HEALTHY’ FATS Dr Frances Sladek is a world leader in molecular biology research. Here she talks to us about her latest research, how soybean oil affects health and what the molecular mechanisms that underlie these outcomes may be. What is your...

William Hunt Ralph Hartley – Breaking Free The Stones Of The Past

BREAKING FREE THE STONES OF THE PAST Professor William Hunt and Ralph Hartley are both experienced archaeologists and anthropologists within the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They have recently returned from the islands of Southeast...

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

BATS IN TRANSLATION Dr Mirjam Knörnschild and her group at the Free University Berlin study the acoustic communication and social behaviour of wild bats to understand the evolutionary interplay of social and vocal complexity, the functional significance of culturally...