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Food, Fieldwork and Instagram.

This summer I set out to investigate the way people perpetuate a particular image of themselves on social media platforms, specifically I wanted to look at foods and the various implications these foods could have. I…

Myth Busting In The Archives

Do you like myths? I do. I enjoy them for what they are – fictive stories and tales. However, as an historian I cannot allow myths to masquerade as facts. We historians are society’s chartered pedants, wielding a…

Quantum Wires and Rectification

My internship began early in the summer, one week following my final exams. Starting that early ended up being a good decision. As might well be expected, what I had set out to answer ended up being quite tricky. So…

Life on Mars(?)

Life, a complex issue Life on Earth has existed for at least 3.5 billion years. That is how long it took for biological evolution to use atoms and molecules as building blocks to create the incredible biological…

Photon condensates and Lasers

We all know about the 3 main states of matter; solid, liquid and gas. But if you cool a certain type of matter to extremely low temperatures (around -273C) it will condense further into what is known as a Bose-Einstein…