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They’re taking part in quizzing four New Optimists scientists about what they’re doing to make the world a better place.
The students are from King Edwards Girls’ School, Ludlow CE School and Small Heath School. They will each be given a copy of the book The New Optimists: Scientists View Tomorrow’s World and What It Means to Us.
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Here’s a quick round-up of what’s been on the Birmingham Post Science blog recently, where some of the New Optimists are blogging about new developments and stories.
- Craig Jackson asks whether an understanding of psychology and behavioural science can help to reduce spree killing incidents
- Russell Beale addresses technology and responsibility, in the wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal
- Craig Jackson argues that smartphones aren’t taking over our lives in a negative way
- Kate Cooper introduces the Challenging Cancer Kindle book penned by some of the New Optimists
- and Kenny Webster talks about Cafe Scientifique and the beauty of people caring about science…even if they don’t necessarily agree with you.
Head over to the blog to read more from the New Optimists.
Here’s a quick recap of the interviews we’ve posted so far in our Face to Face series. We’ve got more of those coming soon, and if you click here you can leave your questions which you’d like us to ask the New Optimists.
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For the latest video interview in our Face to Face series, we spoke to Craig Jackson, Professor in occupational health psychology at Birmingham City University. In the video above Craig talks about workplaces and how working affects people’s health and psychological well-being and the role that technology plays.
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Brilliant news! The New Optimists are joining forces with the Birmingham Post to write a Science Blog, we suspect a first for a regional paper.
Continue reading “Ten New Optimists & the new Birmingham Post Science Blog”