Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

Health

Calling all Londoners

Not Exactly Rocket ScienceBy Ed YongApril 9, 2008 1:56 PM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

A couple of social things: A couple of mates, Ruth Francis and Henry Scowcroft, have devised the best Facebook group ever - the Campaign to replace the voice on the Tube with David Attenborough's voice (the Tube is London's subway system for all you non-Brits). In their words:

So now Life in Cold Blood is over, and the great man has hung up his broadcasting boots for good, what better tribute than to replace the starchy, boring voice on the London Underground with the silky, enthusiastic utterances of Sir David Attenborough. Ever since we were tiny, Sir David's trademark "THIS... is a " has had us pricking up our ears for the fascinating facts to follow. Surely, a national institution such as he is deserves such immortalisation. People, pledge your support below. If you need convincing, take a moment and just imagine Sir David intoning the following... "THIS... is Bank. Change here for the Northern, District and Circle lines... and the Waterloo and City Line".

It seems that there's certainly a vacancy so go and sign up. And while you're at it, have a look at the interview I did with Sir David early this year.

Meanwhile, if any of you are free tonight, a bunch of science bloggers are meeting up for a drink in London, near the Natural History Museum. We'll be at the Queen's Arms from about 6.30. If we haven't met, I'm the one in the photo on the top left (not the stuffed monkey, the other one).

Your regularly scheduled blogging will return tomorrow. I've been slightly derailed by the desperate need for sleep, triggered by having to do 15 back-to-back live radio interviews from 7-9 yesterday morning.

    2 Free Articles Left

    Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

    Want unlimited access?

    Subscribe today and save 70%

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In