Summer Science Reading

The end of summer approaches and in a few weeks all the schools and universities will have started up, and with it all the beach books will be put away in favour of textbooks. So I’m interested in finding out about what science books people read over the summer. I have often reviewed books here…

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The Female Doctor

I have been a fan of Dr Who since I was a child, but I wasn’t hiding behind the sofa whenever the monsters were out. As an adult I fell back in love with Dr Who, and as a scientist and feminist I was thrilled to find out the 13th doctor is going to be…

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Swimming in Plastic

                  Beautiful isn’t it? I took this photo on my summer holidays on the southeast coast of Greece. You would think they would have beautiful waste-free beaches all over the country, but it isn’t always the case. In fact, the most dominant litter material in Greece is…

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The Science of Dreaming

  What is the most bizarre dream you have ever had? For thousands of years, many have written about dreams and a few people have received inspiration from their dreams, including some scientists. Dreaming is universal throughout the animal kingdom but the function of it is however unknown. To understand dreams, we first need to…

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Scientific Methods: References

“Where’s your reference for that?” – is a commonly asked question on social media wherever there is an intense discussion involving two opposing sides. It is now so embedded within us because of ‘fake news’ that has spread globally.   The importance of referencing and using the correct ones is essential to the scientific process…

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The Scientific Case for going Organic

FOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT – These are the two issues that almost everyone cares deeply about. We have placed so much emotional investment into these two issues (and rightly so) that sometimes subjectivity can blind us from seeing the true scientific evidence. Here I want to put the focus on organic produce: Is it safe?…

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Genetic Ancestry Testing and Race

Ever since the Brexit referendum racial attacks in the UK have been on the rise but unity and respect have risen up from the masses as people come together. More than ever it has become important to break down the barriers that cause division. Last year Momondo’s video to do just this went viral. It…

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Use Science To Get Healthy

My apologies for not writing a proper blog this month, but December has been a busy month for me. Instead I have provided a special collection of previous blogs aptly titled to get you fit and healthy especially in the month where we are all coming down with colds, indulging in Christmas treats and then…

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