Animated Science

One of the best aspects of the the science communication-type roles I've had can be the variety. Depending on where you are and how established the team is (the team 'me' was the best!); one day writing articles, the next editing photos/doing some graphic design, web editing, interviews, filming prep, answering questions - or something …

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Scientists cure cancer but no-one notices

The Cancer Research UK Science Update Blog has published an excellent post by Kat Arney on cancer conspiracies - here it is, plus some other excellent pieces: There's no conspiracy - sometimes it just doesn't work (Kat @ CRUK) For follow-up, a post about the top 10 Cancer Myths by Kat and Olly. Must-read. Another great resource is now …

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LGBT+

I don't know why I suddenly started thinking about this (and asking Twitter about it) today. But I did, and the conversation was quite good, so I wanted to write a post. It's kind of about labels and acronyms and diversity and inclusivity and other things - choice, importantly. A bit of privilege. All those …

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Helpful Poisons

Cancer Research UK runs the Race For Life events, in which thousands of people from all walks of life, young and old, go out and run/walk to collect sponsorship money that's donated to CRUK. My supervisor [at the time of writing] - known in the building as one of the many PIs (Principal Investigators) who …

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