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Doctor in the morning, researcher in the afternoon

By Dorotee Schulter

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For doctor Stefan Pfister, efforts to cure cancer happen at the hospital and in the laboratory.

High-powered research: physicist Adrian Mancuso

By Susan Watt

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Physicist Adrian Mancuso works at the cutting edge of 3D imaging, at what will be Europe’s newest and brightest X-ray facility.

Warrior against pseudoscience: Daniella Muallem

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Daniella Muallem tells Eleanor Hayes about challenging misleading ‘scientific’ claims.

To sea with a blind scientist

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Scientific research is not a career that most people believe to be suitable for the blind, but such beliefs are changing. Biologist Geerat Vermeij explains that, whether you are blind or not, science is competitive, tedious and hard – and he loves it.

An astronomer in a 3D world

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What do astronomy and film have in common? Both can involve Jochen Liske, astronomer and actor. Karin Ranero Celius takes us on a trip to the Paranal Observatory in Chile and tells us about Jochen’s latest film: Das Auge 3D.

Jean-Luc Solandt: diving into marine conservation

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Marine biologist Jean-Luc Solandt tells Karin Ranero Celius about his commitment to study and preserve one of the world’s biggest treasures: the ocean.

Sowing the seeds of science: Helke Hillebrand

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Helke Hillebrand has always been fascinated by science, but on the back of a career in plant biology, her urge to work more closely with people helped her decide to go into tending young minds instead of new shoots. Vienna Leigh reports.

A scientific mind


Lucy Patterson talks to Yasemin Koc from the British Council about scientific thinking as a versatile tool for life.

Virtual reality: the Haptic Cow

With the help of former vet, Sarah Baillie, Vienna Leigh takes us on a virtual reality trip – deep into a cow’s insides!

The science of preserving art

As Head Conservator at the National Trust, Katy Lithgow’s education turned her into ‘more an arts person’ than a scientist – but her work has shown how the two can be inextricably linked. Vienna Leigh finds out how.

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