Life of Scientists

Nobel Prizes 2015 – the Lowdown

Nobel 2015 Medicine people

Welcome to my round-up of the new Laureates of the Nobel Prizes 2015! What do you think of this year’s haul? The winners this year have included scientists that helped discover cures for deadly parasitic diseases, disprove a major assumption physicists…
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Becoming Fluent in the Language of Life

During university, I was the only person in my student flat who could speak just one language. Welsh, Chinese, French and Vietnamese all featured prominently during most friends’ visits and calls home, except mine. Feeling linguistically deficient and hoping to…
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Nobel Prizes 2014 – the Lowdown

The Indian summer we were enjoying here in Bristol died pretty spectacularly this Monday as the city showed her new students what Bristolian weather is really all about. The cold night prior and the rain threatening to soak right through…
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Nobel Prizes 2013 – the Lowdown

October: a month of pumpkins, non-sensible costumes and a fresh crop of Nobel Prizewinning scientists. Let’s see who the guys are (and they are all guys….just saying) who’ve earned the most prestigious prize in science. —————————– Physics  – Boson bonanza…
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Science…..from my perspective [Becky]

*I should say here that this is Biochemistry from how I see it at this stage in my career – there will almost certainly be people that feel differently, and it will almost certainly be different for other scientific disciplines…
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The Sad Story of Rosalind Franklin

Double helix of DNA

Ask someone on the street to name some scientists, and the list will almost certainly include Einstein, Newton, Hawking and Darwin. But who else is there? The distribution of fame is among scientists, past and present is pretty damn uneven….
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