Allied forces wearing gas masks at Ypres, 1917.
The first fully industrialised war prompted many to draw parallels between human society and the insect world.
Browne's skull and books.
Thomas Browne is now better known for his literary work but in his own time was legendary as the greatest – and first – scientific populariser.
Getting up close and personal with science has huge benefits – for the scientist, too.
There is mounting evidence to show scientists and researchers why public engagement is worth their while.
Science communication puts research under the microscope.
Science communication has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 60 years. It plays a crucial role in democratising science and making it less mysterious.
A screenshot from one of the most popular science channels on YouTube – but what makes these videos so popular?
Everyone's looking for an audience for their videos on YouTube, and there are plenty of science videos out there. But not all are popular so what makes one more interesting than another?
Civil unrest: anonymous comments are being banned from some popular websites - but does it chase away the trolls?
Every day, millions of internet users leave comments on web sites and on social networks covering any topic imaginable. At its very best, commenting fosters a social community of people sharing an interest…