I have a load of mates that are scientists. They are good people and good fun. They toil away with their pipettes hoping to unravel the mysteries of life. When their computer models spit out the same result as their squillion-petri-dish 6-month-long lab extravaganza, the parties can be legendary.
It is all deeply [...]Continue Reading →
This is a very inspiring tale of throwing open the drug discovery pipeline targeting rare cancers. Jay Bradner tells us how they discovered a molecule (called JQ1) that stops cancer knowing that it’s cancer. Then instead of patenting the molecule (as many a pharma company would) they published the findings and mail samples [...]Continue Reading →
The Berkeley Earth Project has announced that they have found global temperature records are on the rise, in agreement with findings seen by groups from NASA and the UK’s Met Office/UEA. Normally such findings would work their way through the peer review system and get published in a reputable journal. Not [...]Continue Reading →
Getting a scientific message out from behind the lab doors can be a daunting task in this wired-up world. I gave a talk about this in Paris recently. Read on for the linked up version of the talk, the slides and, when I get hold of it… the video.Continue Reading →
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A space for exploring science, communications, and issues we might encounter talking about science online, in the real world and on paper. Opinions and thoughts are all mine and any waffle is just simply great ideas being worked on. Feel free to join the conversation in any way you want.
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Max Bingham. I'm a freelance scientific writer and editor. I help scientists with writing and editing, academic book production and communications. This blog is a space for me to work out ideas, discuss developments and go on and on about a topic I am really rather interested in.