Zombies (in nature)!

With Halloween just past us, the Walking Dead has made its comeback (yay walk-tober!) and the scientists inside gets us all thinking- are there really a possibility for zombies to exist? Can these mindless, soulless entities really exist? Funnily enough, or rather scarily enough, this zombie-like behaviour is not new to nature! There are several…

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Combat global warming with vegetarianism

Recently I decided to become what I like to call a ‘flexible vegetarian’ in a bid to cut down on my meat consumption. My reasons were not ethical or health related, but environmental. Generally, developed countries have a higher meat consumption and us Brits definitely enjoy our meat. While the US has the highest meat…

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Small Change, Big Gain

Over the last month, I have worked to help increase awareness of positive habits, healthy living and their impact on you! To top it off, Elysium Health recently created an infographic which summarizes the science of healthy living, and my advice was featured on it! The graphic focuses on the importance of maintaining your metabolic health. Just…

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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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