The Leaky Pipeline

Published on October 9th, 2015 | by Dr Rhiannon Thompson

In the EXPLORATHON special issue of Au Magazine, the Leaky Pipeline of academia was discussed. We questioned why, despite a healthy gender balance observed in undergraduate STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) degrees, an alarming…... Read More

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Get in my belly! The SATIN Project

Published on October 7th, 2015 | by Anna Ashton

This is a taster of an article in our EXPLORATHON issue. Click here to read the full issue online. Cheesy puffs, chocolate fingers, iced-gems – just a few of the things I could munch through a…... Read More



To be or not to be… a planet?

Published on September 28th, 2015 | by Christina Nikolova

Christina Nikolova explores Pluto, the dwarf planet. What do we know about the last planet in the solar system? As of two months ago, not much at all. We knew it was very small and far,…... Read More


Parking meter violation by GollyGforce - Living My Worst Nightmare (via flickr)

Payne’s Chain Reaction VI

Published on September 17th, 2015 | by Nick Payne

Welcome to the sixth instalment of Payne’s Chain Reaction! For those who don’t know this is a quiz with a difference; each answer links to the next forming a chain which can provide clues to any…... Read More


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” – Benjamin Franklin

The Wellcome Trust Ideas Lab: behind the cameras

Published on July 18th, 2015 | by Kristina Harrison

Highlights of the Wellcome Trust Ideas Lab event in Edinburgh by Kristina Harrison. Coming up with novel ideas. The non-stop battle for funding. Anti-social working hours. Starting with a hypothesis and finishing worlds apart from it.…... Read More



Demystifying Nutrition Myths

Published on June 20th, 2015 | by Dr Alex Johnstone and Dr Alex Mavroeidi

This is a guest post by Dr Alex Johnstone and Dr Alex Mavroeidi. We are excited to announce that the University of Aberdeen has launched a free online course known as a MOOC (Massive Online Open…... Read More

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