I’m very keen on making it clear that there is #MoreToScience (what a lovely hashtag!) than the lab. In December, when I started this blog series, I promised you that I would introduce you to more career options after a science degree, in addition to science policy. I didn’t need to look far, only around … Continue reading #MoreToScience – what’s it like to be a science writer?
At 01:49 GMT on March 6th 2017, the second of the Sentinel-2 satellites will blast off from the European Space Agencies launch site at Kourou, French Guiana atop a Vega rocket. I, along with a handful of other space-mad representatives from over 47 countries will be watching the launch live from ESA's Space Operations Centre, in … Continue reading #Sentinel2go
Does The Apple Fall to The Ground? Or Does the Ground and Everything on It Accelerate Upward into The Apple.
In my last post I discussed the principles of special relativity. To recap, the speed of light is invariant for all observers in all reference frames. Special relativity tends to deal specifically for non-accelerating frames of reference, what we call an "inertial frame". General relativity is much more in depth regarding reference frames and can … Continue reading Does The Apple Fall to The Ground? Or Does the Ground and Everything on It Accelerate Upward into The Apple.
Discovery of an Exoplanet within habitable zone around the star closest to Earth.
Astronomers involved in The Pale Dot Project found a potentially habitable planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. Named Proxima Centauri b, the planet orbits its parent star Proxima Centauri in around 11 days, with surface temperature favourable for the presence of liquid water on its surface. This rocky world has a slightly bigger mass than Earth, and … Continue reading Discovery of an Exoplanet within habitable zone around the star closest to Earth.
A Comment on Division
3 weeks ago I was in Olhaõ, Portugal to talk about my work on an international level. Aside from being a great trip in a beautiful setting, it gave me a chance to discuss my research with people whom I wouldn't have otherwise met and to form ideas of which I never would have thought. … Continue reading A Comment on Division
Norovirus – A Tummy-turner of a Virus
Norovirus is also known as the winter vomiting bug as it is more common in the winter months but it can occur at any time of the year. Before being called Norovirus is was called Norwalk Agent after the place it was first identified, Norwalk, Ohio. In 1968 an acute gastroenteritis outbreak occurred in the … Continue reading Norovirus – A Tummy-turner of a Virus