You and the Planet: Oceans

“You and the planet: oceans” is part of a series delivered by The Royal Society. Joined by two biologists, Diva Amon and Richard Thompson; Jahawi Bertolli, a professional wildlife film-maker; and Angela Hatton, a representative from the management team at the National Oceanography Center, this discussion is held to make the public aware of the true extent of issues concerning the oceans, and to educate us on what we should and can do to help the oceans recover. Here, I summarise a few main points from the session.

The next 500 years

Hosted by the Royal Institution, geneticist and computational biologist Christopher E. Mason gave a talk providing a detailed roadmap for the next 500 years of space exploration. Ultimately, the endpoint of the ten phase plan is the ability for humans to be genetically engineered into a multi-planetary species, able to live on other planets, and maybe even solar systems.