It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]
Have you heard of the Anthropocene? It’s a relatively new term, but one which is rapidly becoming commonplace in scientific and geology arenas. Until recently, geologists had labelled that the current geological era, which we are currently in, as the Holocene (the period since the last Ice Age). But there are increasing calls for a new name to […]
In March 2016, the United Nations held its first annual International Day of Forests, a worldwide celebration and recognition of the important of forests in the world’s eco system. One third of the Earth’s land mass is covered by forests, with an estimated 1.6 billion people depending on forests for their income. Despite the importance […]
It is a curiosity that scientists have been working hard to crack – how is it that some animals instinctively find their way back to their base, even when sometimes they are hundreds of miles away? Is it feasible that the carrier pigeon “carries” an internal compass?
According to a survey by Payscale, Teaching Assistant’s (TA’s) in the US have a high level of job satisfaction. Despite a fairly moderate salary of around $10 per hour (*), helping young people to blossom into the mathematicians, mechanics, nurses, doctors & scientists of the future, is a rewarding career.
The recent annual initiative of Go Green week, organized by People and Planet, assists the global drive of environmentally focused businesses, charities, education centers and individuals who want to make a difference in providing a sustainable planet for future generations. 2015’s Go Green week also coincided with Global Divestment Day, a leading initiative where 450 […]
Despite data continuing to suggest that women have it much tougher than men establishing scientific careers, down the years several pioneering female researchers have swept aside such stereotyping to prove that science is by no means just a man’s world. Here are three legendary women from across the scientific spectrum, who have climbed to the […]