Science From Home
This is not about subjects and complicated names. This is about thinking. And I am here to make the bold claim that all people think science.
Leafing through gold
Money might not grow on trees… but gold does! The stuff of fantasies – eternal love, gilt castles and paved streets can be found in tiny veins in the
to Watch in 2019
This time last year I was actually on the receiving end of a list that made my 2018. I was mentioned by Melinda Gates as one of six women in science to watch, so I know first-hand the impact of a good list. So, in celebration of International Women's Day, the following is my list of six science superstars set to change our world.
Imagine it's Valentine's Day and you're sitting in A40 rush hour waiting to get home to your love. You'd be lucky to average the 15 miles per hour being done by the cyclists whizzing past. However, if you were riding a sperm, you'd be going about double that speed. Yep, sperm are in a hurry. Those mighty microscopic motors can travel up to 28 mph to reach Destination Ovum. You've probably seen the endearing, tadpole-like images of sperm, thinking how harmless they look. But have you ever thought about what motivates a sperm? The unfair plight of the little swimmers? Always a sucker for the underdog I am here to set the science of sperm straight.
Spiders are not the most loved creatures in the world. I get it, they can be deadly, creepy and at times just downright ugly but when I saw a picture of Britain's rarest spider — the ladybird spider — I felt a desperate need to help arachnids everywhere with a bit of a re-branding exercise.