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Category: Science

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Science Communication in a stand-up comedy format – The Bright Club

Science Communication in a stand-up comedy format – The Bright Club I have seen many creative ways of doing science communication. Like my friend Janelle, who creates sushi artwork to explain hard-core scientific concepts and or my friend Heidi creator of Science On a Postcard, who creates sciency-related postcards to make science more accessible to the general public. Science communication means making science more … Read More Science Communication in a stand-up comedy format – The Bright Club

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Advocacy for science – How to make an impact on legislation?

Science is under fire – Scientists need to get out of the lab and talk science to the public! (cit. ACS) This is a hard time for science. People outside the wall of the ivory tower don’t rely on evidence-based data anymore. Why we got to this point? History taught us that this has always been the case. Do you remember my 2 Italian … Read More Advocacy for science – How to make an impact on legislation?

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Why do greenhouse gases cause global warming?

The biggest myth about global warming is that it’s due to natural events. Some politicians use this statement to ditch international agreements for their own interests, “Climate variations always occurred and we’re facing one of this period”. This is very far from the truth We’re all responsible for this. Atmosphere temperature is raising and this is due to our insatiable appetite for energy and … Read More Why do greenhouse gases cause global warming?

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DO SCIENTISTS HAVE POLITICAL AGENDA?

A few days ago, president Trump was asked to comment about climate changes and he responded that science “Scientists have political agenda”. This statement comes from the idea that science is not only funded by government grants, but also by pharmaceutical and energy company grants. So although scientists don’t have agenda, companies do! This is probably why it is believed that scientists are biased.

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The truth about marijiuana -addictive or not?

MARJIUNA WILL BE AVAILABLE ON NHS (National Health Service) FROM NOVEMBER 1. CANADA APPROVED THE USE OF MARJIUNA FOR ADULT USE A FEW DAYS AGO . Marjiuna will be available for therapiutic use in UK in 3 weeks. The 3 criteria required for the pharmaceutical products to be approved are: . 📌 they need to contain cannabinol or its derivatives, cannabis or cannabis resins … Read More The truth about marijiuana -addictive or not?

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The Theory Gang – a game to stimulate creative thinking

This article is one of the serious “Creative ways of making money as a PhD”. Natasha is the founder of the Theory Gang. She created a party game focused on helping people understand science and academic ideas. You can buy the game here. You can find Natasha on Instagram and Twitter too.

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Attempts to use genetics to rank populations show a fundamental misunderstanding of genetics

Myself and Rachel @theblondebiologist finally met. She invited me to go to the #walkforfreedom organised by @a21. Modern slavery comes in different forms such as sexual exploitation, child labour, underpaid work and traditional human trafficking. Currently, there are millions of slaves around the world. Only 1% get rescued and, even worse, less than 1% of traffickers get convinced. In the UK, there are an … Read More Attempts to use genetics to rank populations show a fundamental misunderstanding of genetics

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My first UK scicomm meetup – scicomm on Instagram

I went down to London yesterday to attend the New Scientist Live Festival. It was an awesome experience and I learned a lot about studying the Arctic landscape by using drones or using technology to manipulate the body. Sounds scary, but if you think of people with disabilities it can make a massive change in the quality of their life. It was also a … Read More My first UK scicomm meetup – scicomm on Instagram

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I have been given the Sunshine Blog Award –

The Sunshine blog award is a peer-nominated award given to bloggers who write positive, creative and inspiring content. Amanda Coletti, founder of The Illuminated Brain nominated me and I will use this space to talk a bit more about me and my favourite blogs. My blog is closely related to my Instagram page @phd_to_success I am more active on IG as it takes less … Read More I have been given the Sunshine Blog Award –

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The IUPAC PostGrad Summer School in Green Chemistry

Recently, UNESCO stated that we NEED Green Chemistry to drive the change towards a more sustainable future. This is quite a strong statement and I will explain why this is the case.

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Reflection on the 2nd year of my PhD

My second year started after failing my first year. I was a lot nervous and while trying to fix my report, I also had to move house. This came in a very bad period when my old supervisor left the country (thank God) and I also had to join another lab to carry on going with my research. I felt really alone and I … Read More Reflection on the 2nd year of my PhD

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All the plastic-free items I bought

I hate plastic. It’s polluting our environment and destroying marine life. I recently wrote an article about Ooho, an edible and biodegradable membrane, which will hopefully substitute single-use plastic. I will now share a few items that I bought to improve sustainability and help the only planet we have to live and last longer. Here the list: (click the link to buy these items … Read More All the plastic-free items I bought