WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT SPACE

Space is one of the public’s favourite ‘sciencey’ things. It is beautiful, mysterious, and so preposterously large that it’s a struggle to get enough information to study. Space is actually a lot of boring empty vacuum and dark matter that is currently pretty much impossible to study or even to confirm as real. That’s why… Continue reading WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT SPACE

Turning up the volume on ultrasound

Recently, I attended a lecture about human anatomy run by the medical school at my university. It was fascinating! During the lecture we saw volunteers undergo several ultrasound scans, to show real-time digestion, blood pumping through the heart, and the intricate tendons and veins that are tightly packed into the wrist. It got me thinking… Continue reading Turning up the volume on ultrasound

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11th was the second ever International Day of Women and Girls in Science – launched in 2016 by the UN to publicise the growing global movement to combat gender inequality in the scientific community and educational opportunities. Gender inequalities exist in all industries and at all levels: they become more prominent as the level… Continue reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science