Hi everyone! This week we are moving out of the world of plants and cells, and into the world of marine biology. Oceans cover a whopping 71% of our planet, but despite this we actually know very little about what lies in its depths. And, even though our oceans are extremely important for millions of …
Earlier this week the BBC published an article titled “Does Jurassic Park make Scientific Sense“- the answer in short is No!! But, for me that doesn’t really matter. I would be watching the film for the action, not for the science.
Todays post is going to be about a topic which is pretty close to my heart- skincare. Skin care is important. We are always being told to look after our skin, to keep it moisturised, to keep it protected from the sun, from pollution. But do we really know what we are putting on our …
It’s that time of year. The time when we don sunglasses to hide our streaming eyes, and are perpetually drugged up to or eyeballs with anti-histamines- but what is hayfever exactly and what causes it?
Spring has finally come, and everywhere you look flowers are beginning to bloom. But, how on earth do plants know its spring and that its time to start flowering?
Did you know that a lot of our most common medicines are plant-based in origin?
Plant science. This is a area of science that I have grown to love, and one in which I would like to continue my scientific career. But for me, this wasn’t always the case.
Happy New Year everyone!! To kick off the new year here is a post about some uses of plants that you may not have known about… Phytoremediation: Phytoremediation is a fancy way of saying ‘using plants to remove contamination’. There are many ways in which chemical and biological contaminants can get into the environment- causing contaminated …
Hello, and welcome to the first of my new blog series, which is going to be all about plant science. In this series I want to write about plant science- what plant scientists do, the basics of some of the experiments we carry out, and interesting things about plant science. In this post I will …
Experiments not working? Data not repeatable? Never fear, follow these simple guidelines to ensure experimental success: