Lehrer and those quotes

Yesterday there was a bit of a shock. It came out that acclaimed and¬†prolific writer Jonah Lehrer had apparently fabricated quotes in his¬†book Imagine, which deals with the neuroscience of creativity. And it¬†wasn’t just anyone’s quotes that Lehrer had seemingly

Lehrer and those quotes

Yesterday there was a bit of a shock. It came out that acclaimed and¬†prolific writer Jonah Lehrer had apparently fabricated quotes in his¬†book Imagine, which deals with the neuroscience of creativity. And it¬†wasn’t just anyone’s quotes that Lehrer had seemingly

Starring stuff

Where are you from? Well to *really* answer that question we have to go back. Wayyyy back. Here’s my recent online piece for The Irish Times about a memorable talk by Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell at the Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin

Starring stuff

Where are you from? Well to *really* answer that question we have to go back. Wayyyy back. Here’s my recent online piece for The Irish Times about a memorable talk by Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell at the Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in Dublin

Read/watch/hear all about it – ESOF

ESOF has drawn to a close and the frantic pace meant Twitter was where the action was at for me. But before I digest and get to blog the goings on, here are the pieces I have done so far

Read/watch/hear all about it – ESOF

ESOF has drawn to a close and the frantic pace meant Twitter was where the action was at for me. But before I digest and get to blog the goings on, here are the pieces I have done so far

Aliens of the deep, synthetic life, arty maths – yes it’s Thursday at ESOF

Well now, today was a bit of a blur and I didn’t have much time to take calories on board, so as Prince says, ‘I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray.’ ESOF was buzzing

Aliens of the deep, synthetic life, arty maths – yes it’s Thursday at ESOF

Well now, today was a bit of a blur and I didn’t have much time to take calories on board, so as Prince says, ‘I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray.’ ESOF was buzzing

Alchemy of all sorts

Was I slightly daunted at the prospect of MCing Alchemist Aperitif this evening, which invited three ESOF delegates to come and talk science in the pub? Maybe, for about 10 seconds. But then I met the panellists – Danish journalist

Alchemy of all sorts

Was I slightly daunted at the prospect of MCing Alchemist Aperitif this evening, which invited three ESOF delegates to come and talk science in the pub? Maybe, for about 10 seconds. But then I met the panellists – Danish journalist

A Master of Class

Prof Peter Doherty is the master of a good yarn. The Nobel Laureate (Physiology or Medicine 1996) has plenty of stories from his illustrious and in many ways unconventional career: falling into veterinary science, moving into basic medical research and discovering

A Master of Class

Prof Peter Doherty is the master of a good yarn. The Nobel Laureate (Physiology or Medicine 1996) has plenty of stories from his illustrious and in many ways unconventional career: falling into veterinary science, moving into basic medical research and discovering

ESOF 2012 kicks off

Well today is finally the day – Euroscience 2012 kicks off in Dublin. The buildup/countdown to this has been going on a long time in Ireland and there will undoubtedly be plenty of excitement at the Convention Centre in Dublin

ESOF 2012 kicks off

Well today is finally the day – Euroscience 2012 kicks off in Dublin. The buildup/countdown to this has been going on a long time in Ireland and there will undoubtedly be plenty of excitement at the Convention Centre in Dublin