Your Weekly Sexist Scientist

(Edit: See below for my response to Tim Hunt’s resignation) Okay, it’s partly because I’m in marking hell right now and don’t have the time to write a big post, but it’s partly because this shit keeps happening. Nobel prize winner, Tim Hunt, addresses a collection of female scientists and Read more…

Renewal Season

It’s February, and what I have come to think of as contract renewal season. I’m reasonably confident of continuing the work I’m doing, which is split between coordinating the online MSc (mostly student wrangling, as I think of it), teaching and coordinating my two undergrad modules, miscellaneous knowledge transfer activities, Read more…

And Baby Makes Three

The UK looks like it will be the first country to allow babies with the genetic material of three parents, with our MPs voting for the bill on Tuesday. Now in the UK we also have a House of Lords, who also must approve the bill at a later date, Read more…

The Fashionable Scientist

Science, being the awesome beast it is, recently landed a ten year old probe on a comet. My laptop is three years old and it’s already beginning to groan and whine. But you’ve probably heard and seen the commotion over one of the scientist’s shirt, which was a gaudy, loud, Read more…

Fluffy Friday – Frankenstein MD

Did you know that the first science fiction story was written by a woman? I wrote my advanced higher English thesis on ‘monsters’ and The Modern Prometheus was one of the texts I chose. So imagine my excitement when the team behind the excellent Lizzie Bennett diaries (a YouTube adaptation of Read more…

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