Train your brain…or simply electrocute it?

Train your brain…or simply electrocute it?

A paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) suggests that at least one ‘brain training’ game can improve cognitive abilities and can even transfer improvements to real-world skills, while another study, published in Current Biology, shows that maths ability can be enhanced by electrical stimulation of the brain.

Fresh broadsides against UK science cuts

Fresh broadsides against UK science cuts

Continuing the pre-emptive strike by British scientists against forthcoming research budget cuts, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today released a report commissioned to estimate the value of chemistry research to the UK economy.

Game over for British science?

Game over for British science?

Following yesterday’s letter from the House of Lords science and technology committee to Science Minister David Willetts urging a rethink of science cuts, Lord Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society, and five heads of prominent universities held a press conference at the Royal Institution today to send the same message.