The Power of Negative Thinking

19th June 2012

Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman discusses his latest book The Antidote in this video animation about happiness. During his research for the book Oliver spoke to people who believe that theories about positive thinking and visualising your goals may not be all they’re cracked up to be. It seems there’s a long tradition in philosophical and spiritual thought which embraces negativity and bathes in insecurity and failure. Watch the video below to find out more.

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Science Book Club

19th June 2012

Every month, lovers of science are invited to join Tim Radford in reading and discussing a select title for the Guardian’s science book club series. In his most recent contribution Tim has reviewed Martin Ree’s JUST SIX NUMBERS: The Deep Forces that Shape the Universe, and highly praises its ability to address ‘the single most profound mystery of the universe – how is it that we are here to ask these questions? – in a neat series of brief chapters.’

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The Times Cheltenham Science Festival

12th June 2012

Several Janklow&Nesbit clients will be amongst the expert gathering this week at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival. Chosen to discuss, challenge and entertain under this year’s theme, RE:generation, will be Kevin Fong, Adam Rutherford and Matt Parker, with one-off presentations from Lewis Dartnell, Evan Davis, Alex Bellos and Lucie Green.

For the full festival line up and information on how to book tickets please click here.

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Venus in Transit with Dr. Lucie Green

7th June 2012

On Tuesday night Dr. Lucie Green joined Liz Bonnin and Dr. Helen Czerski to present a Horizon special about a rare and beautiful event in our solar system, one that we were all be able to see for ourselves just before midnight on the 5th of June, and won’t happen again for more than a century - the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.

Together they demonstrate how this remarkable event transforms our understanding of our own solar system as well as helping scientists hunt for alien life on distant planets, hundreds of light years away.

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