That’s Science! Failures, mistakes and accidents (and why they aren’t always as terrible as we think)
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That’s Science! Failures, mistakes and accidents (and why they aren’t always as terrible as we think)

“Catastrophic Failure” said my supervisor, and then he took us to the pub to drown our sorrows. These are not the words you want to hear describing a scientific experiment. You dream to hear ‘ingenious’ ‘astounding’ and that forever sought-after ‘published’. But unfortunately this is not the outcome of all scientific endeavors. Like many others … Continue reading

Why so ticklish?
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Why so ticklish?

Something rather unfortunate has happened to me recently. My boyfriend discovered I am extremely ticklish. He’s stronger than me (damn you sexual selection!!) and can hold me down so there’s nothing I can do. I can’t even express my irritation because I can’t stop laughing! Now, don’t worry, I’m not super into sharing the details … Continue reading

Is science just a boys club?
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Is science just a boys club?

With the passing of this year’s International Women’s Day I thought I’d do a post on women in science. It seems strange to me that women are still underrepresented in science, especially as the majority of my fellow students are female. According to Science and Technology Australia, more women study science at university than men … Continue reading