I like the idea of communicating science and ideas. It will forever be my fate to wander the wilderness of science, forever interested in something new. And I don’t mind one little bit. I’ve finally finished my latest youtube video It features creepy crawlies in the backyard. For a few months now I’ve been missing in action. […]Read More Follow your feet…
I am a science graduate, who for a multitude of genuine reasons never found meaningful work in the science sector. Of course, this doesn’t mean I can’t engage with and be part of the science community. I think communicating science is a lofty destiny, and I take my little forays into scicomm seriously. It turns […]Read More What to do, what to do?
I first came upon the above quotation in the foreword to a textbook on oceanography one of my university teachers had written. Matthias Tomczek was his name, and he looked just like Gandalf. In my humble opinion he was an example of a great teacher. Other teachers fell into this category with equal applomb. Dr Leigh Burgoyne : none […]Read More Diving into an ocean
Comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko, or just plain 67P has been a bit of a superstar ever since the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Probe fell into orbit around it in August, 2014. On September 30, the probe will end two years of solid science with a programmed death dive into the head of the comet. This isn’t […]Read More Comet 67P and Rosetta: a tribute
University was at once an excercise in hair tearing frustration and bliss. Was it worth it? In 2005, after a good sixteen or seventeen years in the workforce I decided that I’d had enough of (extremely) low paying jobs in the hospitality industry and I wanted to go to university. In a way I have […]Read More Looking back
So. This is the first official foray by Ben’s Lab into “proper” blogdom. Welcome to you, Dear Reader. I’m sitting on a plane right now, waiting for it to take off. The engines are rumbling gently, somewhere in the innards of this metal beast, and I wait; with a little trepidation, for the damn thing […]Read More Ben’s Lab