I SAW SOMETHING

I SAW SOMETHING

One of the aspects of living in a large city is that you see things that just don’t happen in the rest of the country. My parents, who live in a tiny village in the Home Counties, complain about ... read more

NO SH*T, SHERLOCK

NO SH*T, SHERLOCK

I’m not an avid viewer of the BBC series Sherlock. In fact, there are a lot of geeky series that I don’t follow, mainly due to time constraints. So I do feel a bit left out, especially when ... read more

THE PSYCHOPATH TEST

THE PSYCHOPATH TEST

The Psychopath Test is one of my favourite Popular Science books. Jon Ronson’s writing style is interesting and accessible; he covers unusual topics and brings them to an audience who might otherwise ... read more

500 WORDS OR DIE

500 WORDS OR DIE

I’ve recently had a lull in output, and so I’ve set myself a target to deal with it. Some of the Ph.D-ers I follow on Twitter set themselves goals of a certain number of words per day, and ... read more

SMILING

SMILING

This is a difficult topic to write authoritatively on, because it’s not my area of expertise, and the only knowledge I have of it is a few pop sci articles and my own experience. So this should ... read more