Who is teaching us Science?

My MSc course is, unsurprisingly, leading me down internet rabbit holes… I was asked to bring a science ‘blog’ to our next course session and I had a problem. I don’t really think I read Science blogs. This could be a fundamental issue in regards the course I’m doing and my particular area of interest ‘the public understanding of science’ if I’m not actually accessing the same information myself. So… start to hunt for science blogs. But I felt a bit of a fraud. I get the Guardians Weekly Science updates and IOP’s Physics world newsletter and I read some …

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Dreams, loss and the test of the senses

Last night I dreamt I had my Badger back. Badger was the Border Collie l had from a pup who died, of natural causes but rather young and rather traumatically in June. It was already a bad dream. I hadn’t been able to find my partner and was sitting on my parents dining room floor. When there was Badger, actually really there. l was able to pick him up, hold him, and smell him, feel his fur and warmth. He hadn’t died he’d been lost something I’d always been scared of. Then I realised he was hurting, there was a …

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