Biology, SciComm, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists: Soph Arthur!

As part of my series featuring female scientists both past and future, I have been lucky enough to be able to interview Soph Arthur, a science communicator and now the proud owner of a PhD! You may know her as @soph.talks.science on her blog and Instagram! Soph has been an amazing mentor in encouraging me… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Soph Arthur!

Biology, Physics, SciComm, Spectacular Scientists

Who was Rosalind Franklin?

A chemist, a physicist, a biologist: Rosalind Franklin was a truly inspiring woman, who- as you may notice is a recurring theme in the lives of historical female figures- went against the odds to strive for a career in science, despite the sexist beliefs of not just society, but also her father’s and lab partners’.… Continue reading Who was Rosalind Franklin?

Biology

What is Life?

The smallest unit of life is a cell. The human body (and other complex multicellular organisms) have millions, if not billions of different types of cells: skin cells act as a barrier between you and the environment, neurons (nerve cells) fire electrical impulses that tell you how to move and remember, various blood cells to… Continue reading What is Life?

Biology

What is a Human? Part Two

Part Two: What makes us Special? If humans are just a product of billions of years of chemical reaction and evolution, then what makes us special? Some may argue that, in short, we aren’t. And it’s true that animals are not just reliant on instincts, with no emotion- people like Darwin, and later Jane Goodall… Continue reading What is a Human? Part Two

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

What is a Human?

Part One: The Science Humans seem pretty important, I mean, for a start it’s the only *intelligent* life form we know of… actually, intelligent is the wrong word: you could consider many animals intelligent- some use tools, some have complex mating rules, some have complex societies, some can even do basic maths and “talk back”… Continue reading What is a Human?