Coral Reefs in London

Stunning isn’t it? I personally find coral reefs the most beautiful things under the sea I have ever seen. This is why I jumped at the chance to get myself to London to see the exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea, which finishes on the 13th September. Sponsoring the Catlin Seaview Survey, the…

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The Science of Music

Every year towards the end of July, Sheffield hosts the music festival Tramlines. As the line goes in one of Madonna’s song Music “music makes the people come together”, and they certainly do when Tramlines hits! Everybody is out. Whether it is out at a gig or a club or your own home, music worldwide…

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Kitty Science

Cats are everywhere on the internet providing the perfect procrastination technique and let’s face it, everyone has at least one friend who is crazy for cats. I have quite a few but one in particular wins the cat obsession prize. She would dress up as a cat for Halloween, wear anything cat related (preferably space…

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Humans Re-designed

Usually those who write about genome editing or designer babies tend to start off by describing a dystopian world probably referencing Gattaca, where if you were conceived naturally you are a “God-child” labelled an invalid and deemed lower class. The topic of designer babies has been explored before in a Science Brainwaves blog post: Designer…

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The E-Smoking Gun

The 11th of March was No Smoking Day and on the same day here in the UK the House of Commons voted in favour of standardised packaging for all cigarettes. Great news in order to aid in the stamp-out of smoking, but of course the war rages on. Today we all know that smoking is…

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Science of Love and Sex

So Valentine’s Day came and went. Did you snuggle up to your other half and celebrate? Many have tried to define what love is through song, poetry or even philosophical musings, but what of the science of it? There is a lot to say about what happens once we partner off in two just like…

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Matters of the Heart

The loss of someone close to you is a difficult and distraught time no matter whom they were or how they passed. I lost both my parents many years ago, and because of this bereavement since 2012 I often do volunteer work at the charity shop Your Good Mourning in Walkley. It’s a nice little…

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Detox? Fuhgeddaboutit!

Mulled wine, mince pies, a roast meal swimming in gravy, Christmas pudding and all the sweets Santa can bring can certainly leave someone feeling satisfied, full and heavy. With Christmas Day firmly behind you and New Year’s Eve coming up with the idea of champagne and even more delicious treats, I’m guessing you are wondering…

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As I looked upon the Old Moor Centre for the first time, I realised I had never seen a real wetland before. My eyes became the recipients of a fantastic scene which consisted of a deep brown lake, surrounded by autumn trees, and filled with small islands crowded with a diverse assortment of birds. Mute…

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