Science News:

Brian Aldiss, science-fiction writer, dies aged 92
…British science-fiction author Brian Aldiss has died at his home in Oxford… Brown, who called him an "author of science fiction classics" as well… of science-fiction writing in the 1960s that took the genre into uncharted territory. "I…


The science of stage fright
…Why do we get such a buzz after a big performance? This video has been optimised for mobile viewing on the BBC News app. The BBC News app is available from the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Android.…


Science lessons 'should challenge' primary school pupils
…Primary schools need to make sure science lessons challenge all pupils… the more able pupils also find science lessons challenging. In February, Estyn said… more able learners' progress was being stifled . Estyn's report, looking at science


Letter from Africa: Can satellite make science popular in Ghana?
science. We do not like science very much in this country. We prefer to ascribe…. Elizabeth Ohene: I had dared to even imagine that maths and science were getting a grip… antipathy towards science and maths. And yet the week before, the entire country had…


'Brightest minds' key to future science success
… for UK science funding, according to the Universities and Science Minister, Jo… of the science that's done today is international in nature, both through the instruments… of science and research is changing, driven by big data, interdisciplinary research…


UK research chief 'will not direct science'
… wants to be a "powerful voice for science" in dealing with government. In the first… in specific fields, such as environmental research, the physical science… the importance of UK science. "There is no doubt about the vitality of our future research…


Meet the Guides encouraging girls into science and tech
… with a number of new achievement badges aimed at encouraging young women into science… girls with Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths - extends…, a non-profit body that promotes science and engineering to girls at local secondary…


Galaxy Zoo: Citizen science trailblazer marks tenth birthday
… back on 10 years of a citizen science phenomenon. It started with a strange blue… it during her summer break from teaching. She had been taking part in a citizen science… object in space - one that was completely unknown to science at the time. It took…


Rookie research: When school science gets 'real'
…Modern science produces so much data that scientists can't cope with it all… been funded by a grant of almost £3,000 from the Royal Society, the UK's science… a diet of quite factual based science in school and yet they have the potential…


BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiences
…, entertainment, entrepreneurship, science and technology, health and sport - including…