Jane Goodall was brought up to value independence. But, like many women, she had to overcome lack of confidence to progress her career. Now, she encourages other female scientists to aim high. Her busy lab life is offset by walking and photography.
If you think of good science communicators, it’s likely that the names Brian Cox, Alice Roberts or Neil deGrasse Tyson may come to mind. But do you consider them good science communicators because they look competent or because they are attractive?
Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests new research published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Gardener Terry Hayden loves his job at Christ’s College where one of his annual tasks is to gather fruit from the College’s 400-year-old mulberry tree. Other duties include bee-keeping and maintaining the historic (and famously chilly) swimming pool.