SciBar 18 Oct 2017 – Sweet Lies About Mindfulness

Thousands of psychology articles suggest that the practice of mindfulness meditation can heal mental health problems, develop compassion, and increase well-being and happiness. Can all this be true?

Join us to hear Dr Miguel Farias discussing the science and beliefs about meditation, two years after his book “The Buddha pill” (2015) stimulated a public debate.

SciBar 10 July 2017 – Galaxy Zoo

Galaxy Zoo is the original project that spawned the world’s largest and most successful citizen science platform – the Zooniverse. Galaxy Zoo has celebrated its 10th birthday in 2017! The researchers who have made it a worldwide success told us about their favourite moments from the last ten years in our July 2017 SciBar!

SciBar 12 June 2017 – Professor Anna Gloyn

Type 2 diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st Century. There are 415 million people living with diabetes worldwide, and 90 per cent of them have Type 2. It’s increasing, costly and life-changing. Diabetes is the single largest cause of amputations, stroke, blindness and kidney failure. So are we doing enough to prevent it? Can we use our understanding of genetics to improve treatment and care? Professor Anna Gloyn (Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford) shared her view in our first SciBar of June 2017.

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Scibar 24 May 2017 – Dr Paul Williams

Everybody knows that air travel contributes to climate change through its emissions.  But we are only now beginning to understand how climate change will affect air travel. Rising sea levels and storm surges threaten coastal airports. Warmer air at ground level makes it more difficult for planes to take-off.  More extreme weather may cause flight disruptions and delays. Clear-air turbulence is expected to become stronger and twice as common. Transatlantic flights may take significantly longer because of changes to the jet stream. Dr Paul Williams shed some light on out how climate change could affect our future flights in this SciBar.

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