Seven Ways to Succeed in Activism – Laura Johnson

Seven Ways to Succeed in Activism – Laura Johnson

The late great conservationist Steve Irwin got something very important very right; the idea that conservation starts with appreciation. This is why he was so successful as an educator. He taught people how to love creatures for their purpose on this planet. He taught me how to want to do the same. “If we can [...]

A Charcoal Toothbrush and Almond Milk Kinda Morning

A Charcoal Toothbrush and Almond Milk Kinda Morning

The Plastic Toothbrush I have already mentioned the devastating environmental footprint left single-use plastic straws and plastic bottles. But, what I haven't yet talked about is toothbrushes! Every one of us uses a toothbrush at least once in our daily routine (you should in fact be using it twice...but that can be discussed another time [...]

PhD advice: An Interview with Sophie Arthur

Who is Sophie Arthur (@soph.talks.science)? Hey I’m Soph! I’m heading into my final year of my PhD at the University of Southampton where I study stem cell metabolism. Yes I know it sounds dull but it’s not. I’m basically working out how a stem cell's ‘sweet tooth’ helps to keep it a stem cell so we [...]

Why is Science Communication Important? An Interview with Sophie Pavelle [II]

Why is Science Communication Important? An Interview with Sophie Pavelle [II]

Part II of my interview with @sophiepavs!  See Part I here. Give us a short overview of your three weeks; did you achieve what you had hoped to? Starting in wild and windy Bude, armed with a 12kg backpack and my extensive camera crew of an iPhone, selfie stick and tripod I set off to [...]