As far as the human race can tell, we humans seem to live on the only planet with any form of intelligent life on it. Since the late 1960s mankind has been to or sent probes and telescopes outside the Earth to find out more about the Universe. Science fiction has given extraterrestrial life a … Continue reading

The Origin of Life Series : Is It Irrational To Believe in Aliens? 

As far as the human race can tell, we humans seem to live on the only planet with any form of intelligent life on it. Since the late 1960s mankind has been to or sent probes and telescopes outside the Earth to find out more about the Universe. Science fiction has given extraterrestrial life a … Continue reading The Origin of Life Series : Is It Irrational To Believe in Aliens? 

The Origin of Life Series Part 2 : Formation of Life on Earth. 

Approximately 4.6 billion years ago our solar system started to form. The Big Bang being 9.2 Billion years before our own solar system started to form. By this time the universe looked pretty much as it does now due to the 9.2 billion years worth of expansion and cooling.  Within those 9.2 billion years hundreds … Continue reading The Origin of Life Series Part 2 : Formation of Life on Earth. 

The Origin of Life Series : We’re All Made of Stars

Carl Sagan famously proclaimed that we are all made of stars. Whilst this particular quote looks well on Facebook Cover Photos and on canvas wall prints at home, it actually has a significant amount of truth in it. Everything around us, including us, have building blocks which make us who we are as a species. … Continue reading The Origin of Life Series : We’re All Made of Stars

#MoreToScience – what’s it like to be a training manager in molecular bioscience?

Here is another #MoreToScience post! This time, I'm chatting with my colleague from the Biochemical Society, Lorenza, who is our Training Manager and looks after the training events and the online course on biochemistry. She's got an MSc degree in medical molecular biology from the University of Westminster, and before joining us at the BiochemSoc, she worked … Continue reading #MoreToScience – what’s it like to be a training manager in molecular bioscience?

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

Sharks! 

Welcome to my blog post – this month it is all about sharks! I was recently watching a BBC documentary (imaginatively titled ‘Shark’!) which first aired in 2015 and I was fascinated by one of the scenes in the documentary. It wasn’t a scene of a great white nor any impressive acrobatics of sharks jumping … Continue reading Sharks!