A Guardian petition calls on two of the world's largest charitable foundations -- the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust -- to divest from fossil fuels.
Close-ups of a cat's tongue, neurons in a mouse brain, and more.
The British newspaper is embarking on a major climate campaign, and applying strategic pressure to two major charitable trusts to join the growing movement to divest.
The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist has been revealed. Bill Bryson, The Chair of Judges, revealed the nominees which were selected but a committee of experts from the worlds of science, literature, academia and media. Six books, including...Show More Summary
Scanning electron microscope view of a boll weevil Image: Daniel Kariko/Wellcome ImagesThe Wellcome Trust has announced the finalists in their 2015 Wellcome Image Awards, which celebrate the best in science photography. A panel of nine judges will select from the images of the finalists. Show More Summary
Today, the UK-based Wellcome Trust announced the winners of its 2015 Image Awards, celebrating the best biomedical and health imagery from the past year. The post Get Lost in These Amazing Biomedical Images appeared first on WIRED.
The finalists of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards have been announced. From insectoid eyes and cat tongues to curved spines and boll weevils, here are the most spectacular science photos of the past year. Read more...
Yet again The Wellcome Trust has demonstrated that scientists can create more artistic images than can most contemporary artists. The BBC has posted the 20 images shortlisted for this year's Wellcome Image Awards. Shown is Maurizio de Angelis's Pollen Grains being released from a flower in the Asteraceae family. Show More Summary
What you're seeing in the photo above is a cross section of a cat's tongue, one of many pieces of scientific eye candy from our sister site io9. Enjoy. Read more...
The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study...Show More Summary
How happy do you expect to be? The answer to that question could have a major influence on how happy you feel. A team of scientists led by Robb Rutledge from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, found that our in-the-moment happiness levels are influenced by activities, events, and outcomes. But our […]
Cue the squirms! A 50-year-old man has been suffering from headaches for the last four years, and doctors didn't know why, until now. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists finally figured out that it was because a four-inch-long tapeworm was wiggling around inside his brain! In addition to headaches, the man had memory flashbacks, complex seizures, and pain on [...]
New research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that a tapeworm lived inside a man's head — near his brain — for four years. The centimeter-long tapeworm was removed via surgery, but not before it traveled two inches into the man's head. Show More Summary
New research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that a tapeworm lived inside a man's head — near his brain — for four years. The parasite, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, had an "incredibly long genome," Discovery News reports. Show More Summary
Tunnels, rooftop views and giant sculpture.
A grant of £1.3 million will help create a Scottish centre for scientific engagement, inspiring visitors through Scotland?s world-class collections of science and technology and making the Museum a major hub for science communication and dialogue in the UK and beyond. Show More Summary
The UK’s largest medical charity, the Wellcome Trust, has made its vast database of images freely available to all. The collection holds photos of hundreds of years worth of medicine, instruments and scientific culture. For me, the progress of science best described by advances in medicine and the...
Richard Stephens, who was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for his research about swearing and pain, has just won a writing competition for his work about smiling. The Wellcome Trust reports: Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014: The winners are… 22 OCT, 2014 The winners of the fourth Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize were announced this […]
Entrepreneur and investor Joshua Kushner has raised a fourth fund for his firm, Thrive Capital, to continue investing in early-stage startups. The new fund exceeds $400 million; LPs include Princeton University, Wellcome Trust and a number of other endowments. Show More Summary
The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research foundation of some size and influence. A fellow from their publicity group recently pointed me to a short film published by their house magazine, Mosaic. To my eyes the noteworthy item here...Show More Summary