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

Turmeric – the superfood that may not be quite so super

For my first post, I thought I’d stick to what I know and talk about a chemical. Specifically: curcumin. Curcumin is one of the active compounds in turmeric, a spice which has been used for centuries in curries and is also a well-known herbal medicine. Even a quick Google for turmeric brings up hundreds of… Continue reading Turmeric – the superfood that may not be quite so super