SpookyScience: Could we all turn into vampires?

SpookyScience: Could we all turn into vampires?

Happy Halloweenย ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท! . Pumpkinsย ๐ŸŽƒ, ghostsย ๐Ÿ‘ป, spidersย ๐Ÿ•ท, witchesย ๐ŸŒ’ย and the undeadย โšฐ For one day each year they fill you with dreadย ๐Ÿฆ‡ . But no matter what hauntingย ๐Ÿ‘ปย and creepyย ๐Ÿ•ทย things fill you with fearย ๐Ÿ‘€ For this yearโ€™sย ๐ŸŽƒย Spooky Science๐Ÿ’€ย post thereโ€™s something I want you to hear . They hide in the shadows and long for the light For they are [...]

Save our chocolate eggs! Can GMOs help?

Save our chocolate eggs! Can GMOs help?

As the Easter weekend comes to a close, perhaps youโ€™re in a bit of a chocolate associated coma like me. Chocolate eggs have long been an icon of the celebration and the supermarket shelves have been overflowing with stock for months now with eggs in all different shapes and sizes โ€“ even an avocado shaped [...]

10 science books that everyone can love & read

10 science books that everyone can love & read

Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE everything digital! Social media, photography, blogging and everything in between! After all it is what helps me to connect with all of you curious science lovers. But even for someone like me who always has some kind of tech on her, I don't think you can beat cuddling [...]

Cervical cancer: the science, raising awareness & #Smearforsmear

Cervical cancer: the science, raising awareness & #Smearforsmear

It might be the last day of Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, but that doesn't mean that the campaigns need to stop! So, I thought I would do my bit again and share what you need to be looking out for, some of the numbers and, of course, a little bit of the science behind it. [...]

Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners

Science Christmas Challenge 2017 – The Winners

As a bit of festive science fun this year, I set you TWO challenges in a previous blog post and in an Instagram post! Challenge 1 was to come up with your own science inspired Christmas Carol & Challenge 2 was to show me your Christmas lab decorations - and I have not been disappointed. [...]

How to scientifically have your birthday cake… and eat it!

How to scientifically have your birthday cake… and eat it!

Today is my birthday! I was okay turning 25, but 26 feels like I should be a 'fully functional adulting adult', when in fact I'm still a broke student! But that doesn't mean I'm not going to celebrate and have a day full of bubbly, cake, hopefully a few little gifts, more food and the [...]

Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..

Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..

Throughout the whole of November, whenever I have had the radio on in the lab, there has basically been Christmas songs on repeat! Now I'm one of those people that believe that Christmas cheer shouldn't start until December - bah humbug, I know! - especially as I'm a December baby too! But this week, I'm [...]