Tagged: SMC

Covid-19 and the Science Media Centre - News

Katherine Hurst Dec 18, 2020

“Always expect the unexpected” could be the Science Media Centre’s motto, but 2020 has proven more unexpected than most years. The novel coronavirus spread through all aspects of the SMC’s work: queries from journalists, media briefings, expert reactions to breaking news, and distributing recent scientific research through the Scimex website. Even the SMC’s … Read More

A few days in the life of an ER - News

Katherine Hurst Oct 30, 2020

Most people hear “ER” and they think of an emergency room – ambulances, patients, life and death situations. But for the staff at the Science Media Centre, ER stands for “Expert Reactions” and means timely comments from experts responding to breaking news.  When news breaks, journalists often want quotes about the importance … Read More

Why scientists need to step up & engage! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 08, 2015

A few days ago, the UK parliament voted in favour of making Britain the first country in the world to permit IVF babies to be created using biological material from three different people. The vote passed by 382 to 128 – a majority of 254 – and is to amend the UK’s 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act … Read More

TOSP Episode 25: March 19th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 20, 2012

This is a very special, and slightly sad, edition of TOSP. In this episode, Elf and aimee bid farewell as hosts of TOSP. However, do not fear!  We’re passing it into the capable hands of Sciblogs Editor Peter Griffin, who will take it forward proudly from here. We wanted to … Read More