Monthly Archives: April 2015

5 things politicians can learn from Scientists:

On the 7th of May 2015 the United Kingdom will hold a general election and party political campaigns are now in full swing. As a voter who is currently undecided, I’m fervently rifling through political literature and attempting to navigate … Continue reading

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Should science be on the agenda for the general election?

Those of you who live in the UK will by now be unable to move without seeing some reference to the looming election. This year’s ballot results are thought to be amongst the most contentious in recent history. The hot-button … Continue reading

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Shooting the stars – Astrophotography as a hobby

About three years ago, I began to crave a hobby that would satisfy my curiosity about nature but not involve frontline scientific research (my day job). That hobby turned out to be astrophotography, an activity that is both fascinating and … Continue reading

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Ending Ebola: The 2014 Ebola Outbreak

What did we know about Ebola before 2014?  Fatal. Cruel. Limited to Sub-Saharan Africa. Last year this all changed. In 2014 an outbreak in Central Africa gained global media attention. Not only the largest epidemic of the disease to date, … Continue reading

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Epigenetics – Putting the “epi” in epic

The latest craze in the world of science is to talk about epigenetics. You may have heard about it on TV or read about it in the newspapers, quite probably associated with some wonder cure or a way of shaking … Continue reading

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Chocolate: the science of sweet

Rich, sweet and creamy with a sensuous ‘melt in the mouth’ texture. Chocolate is a guilty pleasure many of us share and, with Easter just around the corner, indulgence seems mandatory. But, what effect is our sweet tooth really having … Continue reading

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