Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests. This is what the BBC have reported. But how true is it? Is the world of science having a crisis when it comes to repeating experiments? And if so, what are the…… Continue reading The Replication Crisis
Yes you read that correctly. A group of scientists at the University of Cambridge have, for the first time ever in March 2017, created an artificial mouse embryo. That is, rather than using the traditional method of mixing an egg and sperm, they have created new life using only stem cells! Even famous cloning experiments…… Continue reading Artificial Mouse Babies!?
Being a Masters student isn’t quite what you might expect. Sure there are the standard deadlines, the coursework, the stress, but let’s take a moment to appreciate the actual science going on here. As you can no doubt see, this particular piece has been written rather close to the deadline for this blog (Sorry Markus!),…… Continue reading My Life as a Masters Student