Adult colouring books are so popular at the moment. From passing idle Sundays to the newest 'mindfulness' tool, colouring books can solve all problems. Shops are full of them. I'm a big fan. There is something really therapeutic about it. Having said that, not being able to find the 'right' colour for a particular feature does distress… Continue reading Introducing: MicroColouring!
I am writing this on the train, travelling back from one of my favourite science events ever. My friend and I spent the day at London’s ExCeL at New Scientist Live and it was amazing. My partner bought me the tickets months ago after seeing an ad for it in one of my New Scientist… Continue reading New Scientist Live!
I’m a huge bookworm and for my birthday this year I received a copy of A Crack in Creation by Jennifer Doudna and Samuel Sternberg. I read it cover to cover in two days. The book is a first hand account of the discovery of CRISPR technology, narrated by one of the researchers who co-invented… Continue reading CRISPR: Should we or shouldn’t we?
Sophie is a second year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and she has been shortlisted for the Max Perutz writing prize. Here, she give her tips for communicating your science effectively. I’ve heard it said that if you can’t explain your research so that your grandmother can understand it, then you can’t explain… Continue reading GUEST BLOG — Communicating with all the colours of the wind
I have always loved sport and exercise. It's the best stress-reliever, so much fun and you can make friends for life. I spent five years involved with my university’s water polo squad although you will now find me on dry land with the local hockey club. I have also discovered yoga this past year and have found that it… Continue reading Curing disease, one pair of snazzy leggings at a time
I have only discovered podcasts quite recently. I was looking for a soundtrack for my walk to and from my placement, stumbled across the TED Radio Hour and was hooked. I started listening to them on my long marathon training runs too; I find that music gets on my nerves once the going gets tough.… Continue reading Empowering Women: The new Superwomen in Science podcast
I can’t believe my three months at the Yorkshire Museum are up already! It has been so much fun and I have learnt a huge amount about geology, history and how a museum actually runs behind the scenes. Shout out to literally everyone in the curatorial team for being super patient every time I piped… Continue reading Insects, Fossils and Lava Coins: Three months with the Yorkshire Museum
The giveaway batch of An Anxious Scientist badges was snapped up within a couple of hours. They are now on their way to new homes from the UK to the USA, via South Africa! I was so nervous when I decided to try out the giveaway! What if no one wants one? That'd be embarassing... So it was… Continue reading Product excitement!
I have had a fantastic reaction to the arrival of the new An Anxious Scientist badges! I am hoping that this will be the start of something really great. Several people have contacted me asking if they can get one of them, which is so lovely to hear. I would love at some point to turn… Continue reading The latest lab coat accessory
What does a PhD actually involve? This was something that I spent a long time researching before my interviews and what I read was so different to what I'm experiencing now. It took me two attempts to get my PhD place. I applied for a few during the final year of my undergraduate degree but… Continue reading Introducing: Snapshot Science