Unravelling the ‘Jaws’ myth

Scientists have long had a (debatedly) unhealthy fascination for potentially dangerous wild animals. A curiosity for anything with sharp teeth, claws, fangs, tusks, and an instinct for survival so strong they could easily shred you to pieces. Call it the thrill of danger , or the strange excitement stemming from being upclose with some of the world’s most lethal predators. […]

Internships: A Sky Full of Stars

John Weaver has been working at the Maria Mitchell Observatory under a national research scheme through the US National Science Foundation and he’s ready to update us on his internship! Boy, has the time gone by! While the mainstay of my internship has wrapped up as of August, I am happy to report on my […]

Internships: A Wellcome Summer Part 2

Emma Dixon is back to give us an update on her time at Wellcome Trust! Read her first post here How time flies! Since my last post I have been working at Wellcome for nearly eight weeks, but it feels like a lot longer. I’ll run you through what I’ve been up to. My first day was […]

Internships: Playing with the Octopus

Mabel Barclay has now been working at the National Marine Aquarium for two months and is back to update us on her internship! Check out her first post here. It’s been a very busy two months at the National Marine Aquarium (NMA). Day to day I work 8 am until 4 pm, five days a […]

Internships: A Wellcome Summer

This summer I will be spending the best part of two months as an Editorial Intern at the Wellcome Trust in London. The Trust is a global charitable foundation with a focus on improving health initiatives by supporting education and biomedical research. I will be based in the London office, where I will be joining […]

Internships: To the stars!

John Weaver is a rising third year astrophysics student at the University of St Andrews. He is the curator of the Heavens Above! blog here at Sci@StAnd and the President of the student Astronomical Society. Hi! I’m John and this summer I will be joining five other astrophysics students during a ten-week internship on the […]

Internships: Playing with Turtles.

For 3 months this summer, I will be undertaking a husbandry internship at the National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth, Devon. The aquarium is the largest in the UK and is a charity dedicated to conserving and researching species from across the world oceans, as well as educating the public on sustainable development. Myself and […]

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