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Our blog brings you voices across the organisation to reveal a new side to the Ri - from hidden gems in the archive to the latest schools event.

The Dress explained

Posted by
Andrew Marmery
Date posted
27.02.2015
xkcd dress colour

How a picture of a dress can highlight the fragility of our perception of the world

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Biogenetics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Computing – a convergence whose time has come

Posted by
Michael Brooks
Date posted
29.01.2015
Dan Dennett

Michael Brooks looks at the coming together of cognitive neuroscience and computing

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A fond farewell

Posted by
Michelle Reeve
Date posted
23.01.2015

Michelle Reeve looks back on her BBSRC internship at the Ri during the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

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John Tyndall resurrected

Posted by
Roland Jackson
Date posted
21.01.2015

In the lead up to the launch of the first volume of Tyndall's correspondence, Ri historian Roland Jackson asks how many people really appreciate John Tyndall’s significance?

Join us on Wednesday 4 March 2015 for a series of expert talks on Tyndall’s early life, his relationship with the Ri and the future of collaborative humanities research.

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Hack your own wristband

Posted by
Will Partridge
Date posted
29.12.2014

After a visit to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES, Will's curiosity led him to get his screwdriver out

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Henry Perigal, the Respected Crank

Posted by
Laurence Scales
Date posted
16.12.2014
henry perigal, mathematics

Laurence Scales explores the life of an unorthodox character in the history of scientific theorists.

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Dancing fairy lights

Posted by
Kate Mulcahy
Date posted
09.12.2014

Our CHRISTMAS LECTURES assistant Kate Mulcahy guides you through a musical example of how to hack your home and make your fairy lights flash in time to music.

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21st century CHRISTMAS LECTURES

Posted by
Olympia Brown
Date posted
25.11.2014

Science Learning Manager Olympia Brown explains how science and engineering are not just for Christmas here at the Royal Institution.

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Science communication: in-between science and art

Posted by
Frances Cheesman
Date posted
24.11.2014

Ri Channel intern and PhD student Frances Cheesman explains the importance of science communication and her experience at the Ri during her BBSRC internship.

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It's just a theory

Posted by
Jim Al-Khalili
Date posted
12.11.2014

Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili sets the record straight.

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