Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lego & Cake

Last Monday (18th November) was Antibiotic Awareness Day. To celebrate, the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences (ICaMB) held an evening at the Badily-Clark building which included building bacteria models out of Lego. A quick look on the internet showed … Continue reading

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Give me spots on my apples… and other scientific debates

Debates about scientific issues are often very heated and bring in many emotions and opinions which are poles apart, as these studies often effect patients or consumers directly. The longest and most wide spread debate I know of is the … Continue reading

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Cut-Throat PhDs

Further education is often very attractive to students at college as the social image and opportunity to live and learn independently far outstrips the desire to go out into the “real world” and work. This is largely a good thing, … Continue reading

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Science always knows breast

From the moment of conception, a sacred relationship forms between a mother and her child and for forty long weeks, her nutrition, immunity and maternal love is transferred across the realms of the placenta. After birth, most women can continue … Continue reading

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Society’s crazy view of mental illness

The fear of the unknown is a powerful and dangerous human response, leading to mistreatment and deep rooted stigmas. Centuries ago, the mentally ill were exorcised and beaten in an attempt to withdraw the evil spirit responsible for their afflictions. … Continue reading

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A Future has to STEM from Somewhere

In an engaging and interactive lecture based around the ethics of working with children and young adults, Newcastle College’s STEM Outreach Officer David Rogers demonstrated the importance of Outreach’s work. Inspired by this, I headed to the BBC News website … Continue reading

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Sun beds, Scientists and Miscommunication

Do scientists need educating in the importance of science communication? The interesting talk given by Karen Bidewell on the job of being a university press officer opened my eyes to an aspect of science communication I had not previously thought of. This … Continue reading

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