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We need to talk about live wet-markets

Added: 6 Apr 2020

How do we make sure this doesn’t happen ever again? How do we reduce novel zoonotics in our species…

Please ignore: Guide to lab Health and Safety

Added: 9 Mar 2020

Do you fancy a few extra weeks off work? Then let Dr Matthew Partridge take you through his H&S tip…

Game Theory: Biotix

Added: 5 Mar 2020

ames have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner take us …

If we're going to get it anyway, is it better to get it over with?

Added: 28 Feb 2020

As efforts redouble to contain and control, Russ Swan wonders if it is way too late to do anything …

“It's now beyond doubt: we need to reimagine the way research works”

Added: 18 Feb 2020

Wellcome recently conducted a survey to explore how scientists felt about research culture – what t…

An icy reception

Added: 10 Feb 2020

As the RRS Sir David Attenborough gets set for her first ice trials next month it seems whilst we w…

Getting into the lab, via the stomach

Added: 26 Jan 2020

Of all the incentives lab supply companies have in their arsenal – there is one guaranteed way they…

The poetry of science competition

Added: 16 Jan 2020

Back in September 2019, inspired by an interview we did with science poet Dr Sam Illingworth, we as…

The election: a process in need of a scientific overhaul...

Added: 15 Jan 2020

As the dust from the election settles – Russ Swan tells us of a rather unique position he found him…

Pride and prejudice

Added: 8 Jan 2020

As bad starts go, this was – it has to be said – something of a humdinger.

Even if you don’t buy i…

How to make Christmas cake with ingredients from lab supply companies

Added: 23 Dec 2019

So, it is the festive period once again and you are trapped in the lab – but fear not, Dr Matthew P…

Game Theory: Phylo

Added: 20 Dec 2019

Games have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner take us…

Festive footprint

Added: 19 Dec 2019

More than 11,000 scientists have warned of a “catastrophic hothouse Earth” that could result from c…

Idiocy of the fourth degree

Added: 10 Dec 2019

When it comes to deciphering science from pseudoscience there is, says Russ Swan, more than one kin…

Priorities ahead of UK general election

Added: 3 Dec 2019

Perhaps never before has UK politics appeared to move so quickly yet largely stood still.

Money talks... and heals

Added: 25 Nov 2019

Beware the dreaded hyperbole. That is always in the forefront of my mind when writing for you. But …

Game Theory: The New Science

Added: 1 Nov 2019

Games have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner, take u…

Pushing the lithium-ion limit

Added: 29 Oct 2019

As the global demand for consumer electronics, electric cars and renewable energy rise, the need fo…

The great lab writing challenge

Added: 23 Oct 2019

When the lab manager points your way and asks for some technical writing it can be daunting, but fe…

The power of imaging everything in the lab

Added: 18 Oct 2019

Snapping pictures in the lab is more than just posting selfies on social media, says Dr Matthew Par…