In Science Show number 13, Chris Creese grabs her binoculars and learns about wetlands and bird habitats as she speaks with Peter Herkenrath, Chairman of the Cambridgeshire Bird Club. The Science Show’s Roger Frost finds out about Bloodhound, an engineering initiative for students to build the world’s fastest car. He speaks with Ian Galloway, Bloodhound’s Education Professional Development Director.
- You’re invited to participate at Cambridgeshire Bird Club www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk. Conference on raptor conservation September 29th at Cottenham Village College
- Top birdwatching sites in Cambridgeshire http://www.cambridgebirdclub.org.uk/topsites.html
- Local nature reserves by Cambridge City Council http://lnr.cambridge.gov.uk/ and Wildlife Trust http://www.wildlifebcn.org/reserves-by-county
- More great bird societies, Royal Society for Protection of Birds www.rspb.org.uk and British Trust for Ornithology www.bto.org.uk
- The BLOODHOUND Project, an engineering adventure for the 21st century www.bloodhoundssc.com
- Neanderthal self-medication – Stephen Buckley at University of York, and Karen Hardy at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies in Barcelona discover the earliest case of self-medication in the 50,000 year old remains of five Neanderthals from the El Sidrón site in northern Spain. More at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22075-neanderthal-dental-tartar-reveals-evidence-of-medicine.html
- Best time to learn in adolescents depends on whether you’re learning words or motor skills (Declarative and Procedural Memory). See http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0040963