National Science Week is about connecting the community with science

This week is National Science Week – a nation-wide, week-long festival of all things science. It’s a week where we open our labs (and our hearts), where we take science into schools, into the streets, into libraries, into pubs. This week, for National Science week, I’ll be heading to a climate-change fundraiser movie night, talkingContinue reading “National Science Week is about connecting the community with science”

An accidental scientist?

When I chat to other scientists about careers and why they chose science I hear some pretty amazing stories. Some had parents who were scientists, and were inspired to follow in their footsteps. Others became interested in science through some twist of fate – an encounter with a disease, perhaps, that set them on theirContinue reading “An accidental scientist?”

Non-essential essential oils

There’s a lot of things that are essential in our lives. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat.  Food provides us with essential vitamins and minerals – nutrients that we need, but can’t make ourselves. It also provides us with essential amino acids – building blocks for proteins that our bodiesContinue reading “Non-essential essential oils”