Who is ready for another scientist’s story? And the final one of 2018! I seriously can’t believe that there is only 2 weeks left of this year! But anyway back to the Scientist in the Spotlight… What is the first picture that comes into your minds when you picture a scientist? Male? Lab coat? White […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Andrea H.
I am a firm believer that everyone is born a scientist. Why? Because as a baby, toddler and child we are always curious. Whether that is trying to put our toes in our mouth, crawling around to explore with our new found mobility or asking ‘why’ a million and one times to our parents in […]Read More How curiosity has shaped my career
As you all know by now I am really passionate about science communication, or scicomm. Whether that is sharing my research within my lab group, my university, my research field, with funders and policy makers, with school children or with the public, scicomm comes in an infinite amount of forms and there are so many […]Read More 17 science communicators to watch out for in 2019
Soph talks science is a science & education blog that started off simply as a creative outlet for me to practice my writing, but since has turned into something much bigger. As a girl who grew up in the middle of nowhere in Wales and with pretty much no exposure to the big wide world […]Read More Soph talks science for the UK Blog Awards 2019
The Soph talks science 2018 Christmas Gift Guide is finally here. Check it out for all my recommendations and inspiration for gifts for the science lover in your life this Christmas.Read More Christmas gift guide for science lovers 2018
Hands up if like me you love all things shiny, sparkly and glittery! Yes – I am a magpie and you won’t be surprised to learn my 18th birthday party was sparkle themed 😛 I am still obsessed with all things sparkle and glitz and will always jump at any chance to cover my face […]Read More Glitter: a harmless bit of fun or a threat to our environment?
After a short break after Spotlight September, Scientist in the Spotlight is back for it’s third year. I am thrilled to be able to share even more stories about real life scientists around the world. And I couldn’t be more excited to feature this month’s scientist as she has helped me and taught me so […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Charlie E.
The brain – isn’t it incredible? If there is one thing I wish I had studied more it would be this mesmerising organ and probably one of the reasons I follow so many neuroscientists across social media. But this also meant that last week my social media feeds were full of people at the biggest […]Read More Guest blog: 4 things I learnt at the Society for Neuroscience conference 2018
Happy Halloween 🎃🕸🕷! . Pumpkins 🎃, ghosts 👻, spiders 🕷, witches 🌒 and the undead ⚰ For one day each year they fill you with dread 🦇 . But no matter what haunting 👻 and creepy 🕷 things fill you with fear 👀 For this year’s 🎃 Spooky Science💀 post there’s something I want you to hear . They hide in the shadows and long for the light For they are […]Read More SpookyScience: Could we all turn into vampires?
The Great British Bake Off is a TV staple for most of us Brits – and further afield now it is on Netflix! But I often find myself in the lab following a protocol and comparing it to following your favourite recipe. There seems to be a load of similarities between following a recipe and […]Read More Guest blog: Spot the Difference – Bake Off vs Medicinal Chemistry