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A fermion walked into a bar…

Hello, everyone! Week 5 for me, and I am currently representing a Quantum Mechanical system using balls and springs – only in physics! I began my project just a few days after my last exam. First I worked to reproduce…

Meet Staph the Superbug

Hello Laidlaw interns! Five weeks into my project and this is what it’s looking like: The project: I have cultured 103 isolates of staphylococcus aureus that have been genetically characterised (genome sequenced) by…

Examining an Ancient Sea Floor

There are few rare instances on the surface of our planet where the geology that underlies Earth’s mighty oceans can be directly observed, and moreover, quantitatively measured. Unst, Britain’s most northerly isle and…