Author Archives: Tania

The Significance of Significance

So earlier this year, with hope in my heart, I entered the Wellcome Science Writing Prize for 2013. Yesterday, like many others, I got the email saying that my piece had not been short listed this year so I decided … Continue reading

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A Truly EPIC Blog Post

Not long ago I was with my hairdresser, and as the rubber gloves came out and the bleach went on, she asked me in passing what I do for a living. “Well, I’m a chef,” I said, “But I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Interview: Dr Chris Chambers

Following on from my post about scientific misconduct yesterday I spoke to Dr Chris Chambers, Psychologist at the University of Cardiff and Associate Editor on the journal “Cortex”, about his background and his dreams of a scientific revolution.  1)      Do … Continue reading

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When Science isn’t Scientific

When I fell in love with science again after a while away, I was besotted. I tripped though theories and definitions, misty eyed with possibilities. But the more I hung around with scientific types, the more I realised that not everything … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Time (Management)

When I was in my final year of A Levels, I made the terrible mistake of falling in love. Well I fell in love twice, actually. Once with a boy and once with a girl, but if you want that … Continue reading

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Open Access for the Deeply Confused

On Friday my Twitter feed was awash with scientists and academics both rejoicing and despairing. Two big announcements had been released from either side of the Atlantic regarding the complex issue of Open Access of scientific literature. There was enough … Continue reading

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Interview – Suzi Gage

As “up-and-coming” early career scientists go, Suzi Gage as about as up-and-coming as you can get. Suzi won joint-first prize at The Good Thinking Society’s Science Blog awards in December (presented to her in a beautiful, Whitney Houston fuelled moment … Continue reading

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On Dastardly Plans and Schemes

I know, I know, I’ve been slack. Please forgive me. Part of this has been to do with ongoing home troubles. Some of you may be aware that my family life has been suffering an employment downturn since August, and … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Anyone who is reading this blog is probably only too aware of the reported rise in popularity of the Geek Movement. Well, I’m going to say something outrageous and shocking. I’m still not convinced that there is such a thing … Continue reading

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Beginnings

My Twitter feed is full of it, and I expect yours is too. It’s that time of year when we’re full of hope and promises. We will go to the gym this year, we will complete the Couch to 5k plan and … Continue reading

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