Did you hear the one about the biologist and the worm?

If you’ve been on Twitter lately you might have come across some biologists having a bit of a feud about something called C. elegans. So what is C. elegans, and why is it suddenly a big deal? Well, the first bit is easy to answer. C. elegans is a worm. The second bit … that’sContinue reading “Did you hear the one about the biologist and the worm?”

What does a scientist look like?

I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I don’t look like a scientist. I think this usually means that I don’t look old enough, I’m not male enough, and my hair is too blue (or too pink, or too purple…). It’s a bit ridiculous. Scientists are, after all, just regular people. So really anyone andContinue reading “What does a scientist look like?”