September 19, 2019

The 2014 BIS report on Public Attitudes to Science highlighted the discrepancy between public enthusiasm for science and how that science is communicated, both to the general public and to the policy makers that can affect change based on modern scientific advances. 

Wh...

April 5, 2019

Modern day elephants are now only found in pockets of African savannah, in the tropical forests of West and Central Africa, or scattered around South-East Asia. But elephants once roamed the earth, from the mighty mammoths of North America to the straight-tusked elepha...

April 5, 2019

With long read third generation genome sequencing, a lot more than we thought.

When we’re discussing what’s in a gene, we should probably take a step back… what even is a gene? The answer to this question is likely to vary greatly between scientists.

Dawkins suggested th...

April 4, 2019

Have you ever tried explaining something for the third time to someone? It’s tiresome, but maybe you just aren’t saying it properly. The perpetual struggle of science is this: the language simply doesn’t make sense (to anyone else, and very often most scientists).

A qui...

March 5, 2019

Imagine:

A world without science posters.


Imagine

How

Wonderful

That would be.


If we left the communication to the communicators,

Let some things be,

Untainted,

By overzealous scientific pedantry.


Get involved, by all means, but -

Listen,

Don’t judge,


You’ll see

How meaningful s...

January 28, 2019

Part 1: Big bang

Crash!

Bang!

Wallop!

Something forged out of a massive nothing,

A singular density,

The beginning of time.

A universe, at once infinitesimally small

And infinitely dense,

Foretelling our seemingly thin grip on reality.

As far as the eye can see,

Beyond even light...

December 6, 2018

Metagenomic analysis of frozen reindeer droppings provides an estimate for when a ninth reindeer joined the sleigh-ride, the genetics associated with a glowing red nose, and the fungal diet of apparently ageless reindeer.

Scientists in Norwich had been investigating ext...

March 1, 2018

Synthetic Biology is ushering in a fascinating new era of biological discovery; revealing the essential building blocks of living things by whittling down the genetic code and reassembling life in imaginative and diverse ways.


From exploring space synthetic biology wit...

March 1, 2018

Aquaculture is expanding, especially in areas of sub-Saharan Africa that are home to stunning native biodiversity. How can research in genomics help us to increase socioeconomic output while protecting local ecosystems? (As published in International Aquafeed Magazine)...

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