by Teresa McGowan
We are all living longer; since 1850, we’ve gained around 2.5 years of life expectancy per decade and it’s estimated that one in three children born today will live to be 100 years old. In Europe there is one retiree for every four people of working age, by 2060 this is expected to rise to one in two.
In our exhibition, ‘How to get to 100 – and enjoy it’, we ask people to explore how our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live can affect our lifespan. Continue reading
by Patrick Sturgis
Next week the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) convenes in Austin Texas for its annual jamboree, showcasing new science for an audience comprising policymakers, journalists, and scientists. AAAS is the largest multi-disciplinary scientific meeting in the world, with this year’s programme covering topics as diverse as gene editing, space exploration, driverless cars, neuroscience, and quantum computing.
Sarah Nichols is Deputy Head of Communications at the ESRC. This week she will be heading to Boston, USA for the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, to help promote the very best of UK research. Here Sarah, who is representing Research Councils UK at the conference, writes about what AAAS 2017 is, and what representation the UK will have.
AAAS – what’s it all about?
The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, with more than 120,000 members. Based in America, this international non-profit organisation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of absolutely everyone. Every year members of AAAS gather to discuss the most recent developments in science and technology at their annual meeting. Continue reading