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 [...]

Why do we fall for the Pumpkin Spice Latte every year?

Why do we fall for the Pumpkin Spice Latte every year?

It's that beautiful time of year again! The leaves start to change colour, the air feels a little crisper, the temperature is dropping, the earlier sunsets, those new leather boots and big cozy jumpers and - of course - pumpkin spice fever starts running rampant! . It is that time of year where your social [...]

Guest blog: ‘Cellfie’ of the month. The Dopaminergic Neuron.

Shown good the bad and the ugly of embryonic stem cells Explaimed that they need feeding every day to keep them happy but when they are unhappy their default is to turn into neurons or a type of brain cell Ive noticed recently that the odd colony of stem cells amongst my tower of cell [...]

ScienceExplained. Why do we get bags under our eyes?

New year means a brand new feature! Say hello to 'ScienceExplained'! My new feature that answers the questions you have! You might remember I wrote a previous post askingΒ If you could ask science anything… what would it be. I received a few responses which I will address over time but I thought there was no better [...]