Why social media is good for science

"You simply must have an online presence" - Karen Peterson (Director of Scientific Career Development, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre). There are many pros and cons surrounding social media, and it has often faced controversy due to privacy issues and cyber bullying. There are undeniably a LOT of disadvantages to social media, and I believe that... Continue Reading →

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Favourite things: August 2017

Each month I'm posting a few of my favourite (mostly science related) things. You can read my July favourites here. Favourite blog 'Tell me about your research, this time with feeling' -  Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen L. Macknik This is an excellent blog post about how science communication needs to build emotional relationships with the... Continue Reading →

I’m ‘batty’ about bats, why aren’t you?

I've always been fascinated by bats. They're the only mammals that can truly fly; if that's not cool, then I don't know what is.Whilst studying for my degree, I was lucky enough to study bats in urban areas for my third year research project. Whilst everyone else had a summer break, I spent an entire... Continue Reading →

Favourite things: July 2017

Each month I'm going to write a post about some (mostly science related) things I've enjoyed. Firstly, I'm loving this blog! Her posts have given me inspiration for when I begin my PhD in October. I like this blog too, in particular her post about bats and why we should learn to live alongside them (I'm a major... Continue Reading →

Okja: a review

I'm not usually into films. I'm much more likely to read, because films rarely keep me engaged throughout, and I can dip in and out of books. I've also found that most films have become a bit 'samey', with a lacking storyline and overuse of special effects. But Okja? Oh my! This was such a... Continue Reading →

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