This week, I discovered that toast can give you cancer. TOAST. Can give you cancer. As someone who is too impatient to cook, often hungry, and a lover of Marmite, I’m sure you can imagine my dismay. Toast is a staple in my diet. I eat so much toast it should be a crime. I… Continue reading Toast can give you CANCER
A new game was launched in Finland at the end of last year: Big Bang Legends. The idea behind it is simple, to have kids learning whilst also having fun playing a game. This thinking has of course been applied before; there are numerous apps and online ‘games’ which pretend to be fun but often throw… Continue reading Can children learn particle physics?
Nominated by Planet Simon, (thanks!) Dear Future Me, 2017 is going to be a year of big changes. You will be moving house, getting new jobs, meeting new people, hopefully even moving countries! Good luck. I started this blog to remind myself why I chose to get into science and to help me find… Continue reading Letter To Myself (for 2018)
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