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?”

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?”