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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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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Science that fell under the radar..

With 2016 constantly keeping us on our toes it was easy for many  scientific discoveries to not receive the publicity they deserve. So in sight of this, I thought i’d share my favourites of the previous year with you! A NEW SPECIES OF HUMAN  A previous 1 million year gap in the human evolutionary tree…

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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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The Science of Vampires

What’s your favourite vampire story/show? These days there are so many to choose from, especially as True Blood and Twilight have created a bandwagon for anyone to jump on. Whichever one is your favourite, it’s that time of the year again! Maybe some of you will dress up as vampires? I guess my title maybe…

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Chocolate Science

OK, be honest: how much chocolate did you eat this Easter? While it is common to enjoy masses of the food stuff at this particular time of year (along with Christmas), chocolate can well and truly be enjoyed at any time. Having said that, everyone will scoff their favourite (dark chocolate more than 70% pretty…

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