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Ghazwan Butrous

Ghazwan Butrous

Ghazwan Butrous MB ChB PhD FESC FRSA Professor of Cardiopulmonary Sciences; University of Kent, Canterbury, UK Director, the Butrous Foundation ( )

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Exobiology – The Hunt for Extra-Terrestrial Life

Martian Soil

This article discusses astrobiology, the study of life within the universe. Here, the origins of life within the universe are considered and the most likely celestial objects, in which humans may encounter life, are examined.

The Butrous Foundation Science prizes of 2015


The Butrous Foundation Science prizes of 2015 awarded to Michael Hofmann (right) and Edward Vinson( left) with their parents and Prof G Butrous Ms  Christina Astin

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Table of Contents Young Scientists Journal 2008 | January-February | Volume 1 | Issue 1

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Table of Contents Young Scientists Journal 2008 | January-February | Volume 1 | Issue 1

Courtney Williams in BBC2 University challenge Episode 13

Congratulation to Courtney Williams the Lead Editor of Young Scientists Journal  and part of the Imperial College London Team for her appearance in  BBC2  University challenge  – Episode 13  on 8:00pm Mon, 27 Sep 2010  The team from the University of the Arts London fights it out with Imperial College London for a place in the second round […]

Scientist survivors.. a twist on reality TV shows, scientists compete for kids’ votes,

From a post by   Edyta Zielinska in   “I’ve always been a bit shy about talking about science,” said Kerstin Zechner, a genetics graduate student at the University of Oxford. So when she heard about the online competition that let high school students decide whether a scientist is worthy of receiving a ₤500 prize, Zechner hesitated, […]

Summer Science Reading Contest 2010

Joanne of Joanne Loves Science introduces a joint venture with herself and Jeff of Scienticity Reading Challenge whose purpose is to get kids to read a non-fiction science book and create a video review.More information can be found at More information can be found at

The Age of Wonder wins Royal Society Prize for Science Books

Richard Holmes’ book is a mixture of science and cultural history showing how scientific and literary endeavors enriched each other and were animated by common ideals. Started with diary of the  Botanist Joseph Banks, whose diaries of this paradisiacal island made him a scientific celebrity in the eighteen century. Ironically he was elected  as the president […]

The Royal Society Prizes for Science Books

The Royal Society celebrates the very best in popular science writing. Ever since the Prizes were originally established in 1988 they have had the same aim – to encourage the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible popular science books. They have grown to become one of the UK’s most prestigious non-fiction literary prizes […]

A Short Tour of the Cryosphere

Even though most of us do not live in the polar regions or don’t even see icebergs or ice sheets very often, no matter where you live, the snow and ice of the Earth’s cryosphere has an impact on your climate. NASA released an amazing new view of Earth’s frozen regions today, using visual satellite […]