If it’s one thing I’ve learnt from doing my PhD research it is that communication of science is essential. It really sucks that talking about what we do all day is so difficult as no one really understands or is interested. Science is so often seen as ‘bad’ or ‘unnatural’ when it is the study of nature, how it works and how we can make things better. What’s wrong with trying to improve things and make life easier?
So anyway, here I’m trying to communicate science to anyone who wants to read it in hopefully, an ‘easy to digest’ format. I’m hoping that this will also give me practice in communicating science in an interesting way to the non-specialist audience – so many people are put off learning about science because us scientists are so bad at explaining it in a way they can understand.