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When enough is enough

I recently wrote this piece for the Nature Careers Columnist Competition – unfortunately I didn’t quite make the cut so here’s the would-be column – enjoy! As research scientists, we are constantly faced with the same daunting question: do I have enough data? In the midst of gathering three long years of data to start writing … Continue reading

Brighton Science Festival: Sexy Science review

The Science of Sex: Saturday 9th February, Brighton Science Festival Saturday 9th February was a day dedicated to a grown-ups sex-ed class. Featuring a hugely varied array of speakers, it was Something of a mixed-bag: Dr Malcolm Vandenburg enthusiastically got the day off stories from the ‘clap clinic’ – an impressive tale of firsthand experience … Continue reading

Zombie Science – Worst Case Scenario review: Brighton-Sci Fest

Brighton Science Festival: Sunday 10 February Think the living dead, and you think gore-filled video nasties. Brighton Sci-Fest’s headlining event, Zombie Science – Worst Case Scenario, is none of this and is decidedly family friendly! Theoretical ‘Zombiologist’ Doctor Austin gives audiences a layman’s essential guide: how to deal with a zombie outbreak. A tongue-in-cheek performance, Dr … Continue reading

The Science of Weird Tasting Food

For Issue 10 of Guru Magazine,I have calved into the weird and wonderful world of food flavourings! Be warned – odd colours and combinations to be revealed! Click on the image of the article for a full-screen view! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This article was written for digital science magazine Guru Magazine, for which I am currently Food Guru. Guru … Continue reading

Top Ten Christmas Gifts I can’t live without

For Issue 9 of Guru Magazine,I scoured the internet for the best geeky Christmas presents! I either own or really really want all of these items! It’s a bit late posting it – but then maybe some can be used as Valentine’s gifts! Enjoy! Click on the image of the article for a full-screen view! … Continue reading

Chew it over

For Issue 8 of Guru Magazine,we find out all there is to know about gum! How it’s made, where it came from and the different between chewing gum and bubble gum We also find out how the industry is working on a new biodegradable gum and a great recipe to try at home! Click on … Continue reading

TED-Ed – Calculating The Odds of Intelligent Alien Life

How to present an infinitesimally complicated concept in one amazingly simple video. Watch and learn.

Music to my ears

Good music is a very subjective thing. Shuddering at the black metal riffs my boyfriend covets so much, this is highlighted to me on a daily basis. But one part of music which shouldn’t be up for debate is tone. Notes are laid out in military fashion, reasoned with mathematical precision and converted to exact … Continue reading

An Athlete’s Diet

For Issue 6 of Guru Magazine, a special Olympics topic: athletes’ diets. 2012 is upon us. I remember wondering what I would be doing when this exciting year arrived – I would have been wrong! Whilst you decide how to spend the extra bank holidays and whether it will be hot enough for a barbeque … Continue reading

My research as a comic strip

You might have read last year that I entered my university’s Research Poster Competition and won third prize, which I was extremely proud of! (here’s the link to the post) Well I decided to re-enter this year with the idea of presenting my research as a comic strip. The brief of the competition was for … Continue reading

About me

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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