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The British Science Association (formerly known as the BA) envisages a society in which people from all walks of life are able to access science, engage with it and feel a sense of ownership about its direction. The British Science Association is a nationwide organisation, with Branches from Cornwall to Aberdeen and Regional Officers through the English regions and in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Oxfordshire Branch of the British Science Association runs SciBar events on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Port Mahon Pub in St Clements. SciBar is literally science in a bar and is a free and relaxed event.
The British Science Association (formerly known as the BA) envisages a society in which people from all walks of life are able to access science, engage with it and feel a sense of ownership about its direction. The British Science Association is a nationwide organisation, with Branches from Cornwall to Aberdeen and Regional Officers through the English regions and in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Oxfordshire Branch of the British Science Association runs SciBar events on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Port Mahon Pub in St Clements. SciBar is literally science in a bar and is a free and relaxed event.

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Are science museums still relevant in the digital age? Come along to hear Jim Bennett ex director of the Oxford History of Science museum discuss what we want from a science museum. Free event. Port Mahon pub, st Clements st. Oxford UK www.oxfordscibar.com

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Are museums relevant in the digital age? SciBar next Thursday march 21st with Jim Bennett ex director of Oxford History of Science Museum. www.oxfordscibar.com Port Mahon Pub, Oxford. 6:30pm. Free event, all welcome!
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Hey all! Sorry we've been quiet for a while! We have a new SciBox feature up! : The 'dirty little secret' about vaccines: http://www.oxfordscibar.com/vaccines-dirty-little-secret.html

Hope you enjoy it!

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We have a new post up on our site by +Sarah Loftus : Bendy DNA biosensors.

New research from Oxford University that should speed up gene research; by using cleverly tagged chunks of DNA and light.

And while I have you, why not check out our podcasts page: http://www.oxfordscibar.com/podcast.html

Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Written for us!
How do distraction and the placebo effect add up when it comes to pain?

http://bit.ly/A92unZ

New SciBox post by me! :D

Even squeezed in a little placebo history and neuroscience for you...

Lemme know what you think...

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Hard drives without magnets?

We thought we'd try something for the more techie inclined amongst you too, check out +Steven Farkas's post on how we may soon have super fast hard drives with even more capacity.

http://www.oxfordscibar.com/hard-drives-without-magnets.html

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Bacterial evolution in the lab ...?

Actually, yes:

Check out +Amanda Coutts' SciBox post:

http://www.oxfordscibar.com/bacterial-evolution-in-the-lab.html

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Remember my post a little while back where I linked to a story that Neanderthals weren't the only extinct human sub-group whose DNA can still be found in modern-day humans?

Well, the genome of the other group, the Denisovans, is now online.

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A new SciBox story for y'all by +Sarah Loftus

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Badger culling: More evidence suggesting it's counter productive

Excellent New SciBox article by +Sarah Loftus !

#sciencepolicy

#evidencedbasedpolicy

http://www.oxfordscibar.com/new-evidence-suggesting-badger-culling-is-counter-productive.html

For interesting talk on evidence based policy, you can also check out our July 2011 Podcast by Dr Evan Harris: http://www.oxfordscibar.com/podcast.html
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