There are many places where you can find inspiration for a topic for your café. We’ve listed a few here, but you’ll find that ideas occur to you from things that you encounter every day – after all Café Sci is about the science that is relevant to your life!
Here at Café Sci we like to keep up to date with what’s happening in the science news via Twitter. Have a look at our Twitter feed for the latest across the scientific organisations and news sites. You may find an interesting topic that you want to follow, or it may spark off an idea about another topic that you’ve always been interested in.
Every year the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, holds a Summer Science Exhibition. This Exhibition invites researchers from across the UK to present their work in cutting edge science and technology. The Exhibition is held every July in London and is a fantastic place to come and talk to some leading researchers, but even if you can’t visit the Exhibition you can learn about the science behind the exhibits online. You can browse through the exhibits, or search within a subject that interests you. You can also find links to video, and the Journal papers upon which the exhibit is based.
See the BBC’s Sci/ Environment pages for up to date science related news stories. Look out for the ‘Related Stories’ links that sometimes accompany the news articles that can help you research your topic future. The Features and Analysis section is also an interesting read and tends to go into topics more in depth.