We live in an age where food is grossly abundant. Those distant days when people foraged the land for plants to eat — and even when they shifted to setting up their own farms — seems almost inconceivable now. The intensive nature of the food industry has meant that there’s virtually nothing you can’t buy on a trip to your local supermarket, even if it’s come from the other side of the world. Continue reading Is ‘clean meat’ possible?
Gene editing has become so prevalent in science fiction it is almost its own genre. On 15 May 2019, Perfect premiered at the Prince Charles Cinema and Stratford Picturehouse, kicking off the 19th annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival. The Biochemical Society took part at the festival, providing an introduction to the themes explored in this film. Continue reading Sci-Fi London and the Ethics of Gene Editing
Science communication is increasingly needed these days. Earlier this year, I had a chance to showcase my skills in doing some science communication using photographs as media. Continue reading Photography as a Science Communication Tool
With Wordpress for bloggers, Instagram for photographers, YouTube for vloggers, and the world’s loudest-ever microphone in Twitter, there’s quite simply never been a better or easier time to get started in science communication. Not only are there a whole variety of different ways of getting your message out, but social media has also democratised the process. You don’t need to be a professional communicator or even an expert user, you just have to want to give it a try: this is the age of the empowered amateur. The range of technologies also means that… Continue reading On message (a short guide to getting started in science communication)