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Beauty in Chaos


Many shapes and forms in nature can be thought to be completely unpredictable and chaos like. Yet viewed as a whole, they can create the most beautiful patterns. Inherent coding or beauty in chaos? These patterns are known as fractals and defined as “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, … Continue reading

Innovative research into treating burn patients


Every week the Biochemistry department at Sussex holds a seminar session with guest speakers open to all. Whether they are captivating or go way over my head, it’s always interesting to hear about research being done in a completely different area of science and particularly nice when they grab my attention. A couple weeks back, … Continue reading

A new view on understanding intelligence


Following my recent article on IQ tests and how they work, I found this week’s New Scientist article very interesting! Adrian Owen, senior scientist at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, has an interesting new view on understanding intelligence. Along with Roger Highfield, editor of New Scientist, he has compounded … Continue reading

A synthetic genetic code


Although a large part of how our body works still remains to be known, certain functions have been detailed and understood for years. Like the genetic code – no longer a mystery right? Wrong. New research by Cambridge scientist Jason Chin will change our ideas about our “genetic code” forever. First some basic information on … Continue reading

The 2010 Nobel Prize Winners


On the 5th of October, the winners of this year Nobel Prizes were announced in Sweden and Norway. The prominent individuals were awarded the highest standing honour in their field. In the words of their creator, the Nobel Prize awards are to be given to those people and discoveries which have “the greatest benefit on … Continue reading

Science VS The Media


Here is one relationship that seems to only ever be off. As I walk through the halls of the Genome Damage and Stability Centre on campus, one thing seems to increasingly come up in everyday conversation: the rubbish that is everyday printed in newspapers, books or on the internet about science. I am constantly hearing … Continue reading

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Natacha is a research scientist and a lover of all things science! She love finding out interesting facts about all aspects of life, whether it’s how genetic engineering works or what the difference between crimped and straight hair is. There’s a bit of science behind every mystery and the Science Informant will help find the clues for everyone to enjoy and understand the amazing world of science!

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