The chemistry of cooking is one form of science that is dear to us all - if you get it wrong dinner is ruined, but if the forumla is right dinner is a triumph. Helen Gardiner says cooking is really just inspired scientific experimentation.
Doron Weber has every science communicator's dream job. As Program Director for the Alfred P Sloan Foundation in the US he has a sizeable share of the Foundation's $70 million annual grant monies to spend. He provides funds for creating and supporting books, films, radio programs, television, theatre and other projects which are designed to generate public interest in, and encourage debate about, new developments in Science and Technology.
Weber’s visit to Hollywood directors led to the creation of the hugely successful CSI franchise. Suddenly science became cool, even sexy and demand for places in forensic science studies at universities soared. Audiences became more familiar with new forensic techniques as they followed the drama. Possibly, some criminals were deterred.read more