The Dalek that stands guard in the reception area of BBC Broadcasting House has found to have some helpful bacteria in the swab and send project.
The project asks people to take samples from their environments and to send them off for analysis in the hope of developing new antibiotics.
Clearly the bacteria on this Dalek have not been exterminated.
You can read more about this in the online article
The makers of board game Cluedo (a murder mystery game) have killed off Mrs White (a housekeeper) and replaced her with another female character called Dr Orchid. She is a biologist with a PhD in plant toxicology.
One of my students did their dissertation on the use of Hash tags on Twitter! The current hash tag that is trending is #RuinShakespeare which is providing some humorous mashed-up Shakespeare!
See the BBC News article for more
If ever there was an argument for more women being involved in politics, the response of Nicola Sturgeon to the unexpected EU Referendum last week is it. I am listening to her clear responses, assurances and purpose while writing this. It leaves me wondering where these things are for England? Read more detail at BBC News
This is a first – whilst this drama is going to air on the 28th June on BBC1, the entire series was released on 17th June on iPlayer! Binge watching is how many of us now watch TV!
The Living and the Dead box set to premiere exclusively on BBC iPlayer
From next month, according to the BBC, Sadiq Khan, the new mayor of London has pledged to ban advertisements that promote unrealistic body images on tubes, buses and trains in London. What do you think? Should such images be banned in other places as well? Do such images create anxieties about how we look? (Just one of the many different kinds of issues we explore in relation to Media and Culture).
You can read the BBC article by clicking on this link.
I saw this on the BBC website and thought you might find it useful/entertaining. Suffice to say that English is a language that seems (to me) to be full of contradictions. I see my children spelling things incorrectly because they sound correct – the joys of phonics (which didn’t work for me. I had to learn spellings by rote and memory)!
Follow the link below – if you can bear it (definitely not bare it)!!
Minecraft is more than a popular video game – as highlighted by the fact that computer scientists and amateurs are going to be able to use it to look at Artificial Intelligence (by July 2016). See the BBC article: Minecraft to run Artificial Intelligence Experiments .
This follows Minecraft having been made available to all Secondary Schools in Northern Ireland last year as highlighted in an Article in The Guardian: Minecraft Free For Every Secondary School in Northern Ireland.
You may not have heard of the British Academy Games Awards which took place on 7th April 2016. Some of the winners include Fallout 4 which won Best Game, as well as Her Story which collected three awards. The Anime-inspired Ori and the Blind Forest won a BAFTA for Artistic Achievement whilst the award for Best British Game went to Batman: Arkham Knight.
You can read about the other winners here on the BAFTA website
The Guardian also notes that Independent titles dominated this years Games Awards
(link to The Guardian article).
Have you ever fallen for an April fool? I certainly have. My favourite so far today has been the one about a train carriage dedicated just for dogs, although the one about BMW inventing shoes to stop toddlers falling over comes close. I still remember thinking that dinosaurs had been brought back to life but I love the classic BBC one about the spaghetti harvest
See BBC website for the April Fools today so far