Science communication champion Fergus McAuliffe explains how the wood frog can stop its heart without dying. Photo: Gradi Gradev
The wood frog in Canada has the ability to freeze and stop its heartbeat. Fergus McAuliffe (Ireland), who won the international FameLab competition for young science communicators last Saturday, explains to the British Council’s Gradi Gradev whether humans could copy that model.
Improving maternal health is one of the Millennium Development Goals (image credit: Lindsay Mgbor/Department for International Development)
Tim Slingsby, an adviser on public engagement in science, education and society at the British Council, writes about how science can play a key part in the development of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals.
A contestant at the FameLab science competition at CERN. (Image credit: CERN 2013)
John Worne, director of strategy for the British Council, went to the international nuclear research centre CERN in Switzerland to help choose a young scientist with a flair for words to compete in the FameLab national final in May. The winners of all national finals will present research at the FameLab International finals during the UK's Cheltenham Science Festival
Professor Bruce Hood presents his lecture on the brain. (© The Yomiuru Shimbun)
Taylor Zhou and Jelena Kiselova with British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
Andrew Picken OBE, co-leader of the British Council delegation to Rio+20, writes about last month's UN Conference on Sustainable Development and about ten inspirational young activists and entrepreneurs from around the world who took part.