Under the Northern Lights_ Studying in Svalbard

Science takes place in the most remote places on earth. From mountain tops to the floor of the ocean, perhaps especially in such extreme places, the search for knowledge carries on. The search doesn’t happen alone though, it is carried on by people taking a leap and following their passion…

Mate Choice: What does the science say?

Choosing our long term romantic partners is one of the most personal decisions we ever make. As rational people, most of us like to imagine that we are making our assessment of other people in a totally unique way. Paying attention to their thoughts and words first. In reality, the…

THE 5 BEST SCIENCE SHOWS TO RECOMMEND

By Matthew R. Wright TV can be both educational as well as entertaining. With the popularity of online streaming services such as NowTV, Netflix, HBO-NOW, and HULU, it’s never been a better time to both laugh and learn. Take a look at the 5 best shows to recommend to those…

Life as a Researcher in Berlin vs Brazil

Life as a researcher involves big changes and you need to be adaptable. If you’re among the hundreds of academics who need to hop continents to pursue work, then here are the essentials on moving from Brazil to Berlin.  So you get off the airplane, what do you need first?…

4 ways scientific advances are changing our personal relationships

Our friendships, family bonds and romances change over time.  The flows change according to the society we live in. The currents of cultural norms and material circumstances have a profound effect but since mass communication networks stretched across the world, there is another player in the game, Science. Research is…

How to know a science career path is right for you

By Taylor Bushey  Science, without a doubt, is a difficult field for a career. You may see many of your colleagues in the library or science lab for several days as they strive to complete a project, and some may not be successful at first. However, science itself is also…

The Best lifestyle apps to help you during your busy work week

By Taylor Bushey  Needless to say, work can be a busy, stressful mess at times. It can be confusing, frustrating and demanding all at once no matter the career field. To combat even the most trying of weeks, listed below are a few favorite apps that will help all of…

7 Sci-Fi movies that are more real than you think

Watching a blockbuster, you might imagine that science fiction is a faraway world of things that could never intrude on our real lives. Here are 7 movies that are thrilling and a little too close for comfort.  28 Days later – When it came out 28 Days Later was a…

Best European Vacation Spots for a Scientist

By Taylor Bushey  It’s officially that time of year to book a well-deserved vacation. Keep this year’s more relaxed by looking to travel to Europe’s more subtle yet beautiful destinations. Whether it’s a peaceful stay in the mountains with the option to ski, or a quiet beach with much needed…

What makes us happy_ The hard facts

Happiness is the modern day holy grail. We might want to be successful, fit or beautiful but all of those goals are usually second to the overall goal of becoming happy. The management of happiness has become big business, with apps for breathing, gratitude journals and wellbeing retreats raking in…