Lab Babble

We’ve got it all wrong

Lab-Babble-Astronomer

From outrage to a rising dawn of realisation – when it comes to the way we name ourselves and our pursuits, Russ Swan thinks scientists have got it all wrong…

The world will end in a flood of pointlessness

pointless paperwork

How will life on this planet end – a deadly pathogen, intense heat? Oh no, something much more pointless, says Russ Swan

Stretching the truth

Carcharodon megalodon babble

Nothing is new in the world of TV science says Russ Swan ­– but with the advent of ‘docufiction’ has the time come where the truth is being stretched to breaking point?

Its time to fight back

Lab babble dinosaur

The colourful world of mesothermic dinosaurs inspires Russ to send out a rallying call to us all…fight back against ill-conceived management pigeonholing of results

Serendipitous discoveries – a scientific legend

Serendipitous discoveries - a scientific legend

In need of a major scientific breakthrough? Then Russ Swan has an important tip…embrace your inner klutz and go for it!

Embrace the stereotype

Lab babble

Untameable hair and spectacles or skinny jeans and superhero t-shirts – should we worry about the publics’ stereotypical image of a scientist? Far from it says Russ Swan, time to embrace it…  

Dubious scientific formulae

Scientists have come up with a formula for the perfect pizza...really?

Russ Swan grows weary of the insatiable appetite of the gullible media for pseudoscience wrapped up in bogus formulae and equations. But fret no longer he says, help is at hand…

In too deep?

in too deep

Everyone loves a conspiracy theory to mock, but as he begins to find himself convinced, has Russ Swan got himself in too deep this time?

The Science of Prediction

Lost electrons at 93mph - that’s funny, right?

Bemused by a Swiss attempt to analyse a joke, Russ Swan finds real humour in a dubious attempt at the science of prediction 

The law of unintended consequences

Unique artwork defining its owner or cabbage DNA?

Russ Swan finds the unpredictable outcomes of genetic sequencing technology, well, rather predictable

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