Is this a realistic goal for the world of academic science?
“Sharing is caring” was the mantra mouthed by all mothers to their budding young scientists during childhood, however, it appears that this instilling of generosity during our youth has been forgotten by many of those who pursue academic careers.
Reducing our plastic intake is more difficult than it should be
“There are free muffins at the canteen. Let’s go!” announced a colleague to an office of unpaid interns. Such treats were seldom available in our workplace, so the announcement excited the room. Once I reached the canteen my eyes caught …
Examining the science behind the male and female brain
At the molecular level, it is quite easy to differentiate between men and women. Women have two X chromosomes while men have an X and Y. Those endowed with the Y chromosome develop the male anatomy via the presence of …
Dearbhaile Casey looks at the research behind the winners of 2017
This year’s Nobel Prize announcements began on October 2. The Prize in Physiology and Medicine was the first to be announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. This was followed throughout the week by prizes in Physics, …