A Brief Intermission

So, this week’s blog post may seem like a bit of a cop-out, but normal service shall return next week – I promise! I may have another article to share next week which I can shamelessly plaster here too (lucky devils you). In case you hadn’t guessed already I am interested in sleep. I stumbled…

Is Sleep Loss Priming Us to See Food in a Different Light?

We’ve all been there. You’ve had a late night and the following day you find yourself lunging for the chocolate and crisps conveniently located on the office snack table (and don’t tell me you don’t have one). We convince ourselves this is just to get us through the fatigue and mild irritation which comes with…

Should We Start Drinking Cherry Juice To Improve Our Sleep?

The internet is awash with advice based on rubbish science, and it’s not unusual for news outlet to pick up on this. Luckily, I have a source who expertly scours the internet and provides me with the best of the worst scientific journalism. Today’s offering is from the Daily Mail who are advertising the miraculous…

This week’s featured PhD…

Originally posted on PhD SOS:
This week’s featured PhD… Jack Barton, PhD Student University of Manchester I am a PhD student at the University of Manchester who likes to study, talk, and occasionally even take time to, sleep. Before you ask, despite having given a talk on the subject, no, I cannot interpret your dreams.…

Why should you get involved in science outreach as a student?

Originally posted on The Signal:
Life as a scientist isn’t all about sitting in a lab wearing a coat and goggles. PhD student Jack Barton writes about the benefits of science outreach. ? When I mention that I’ve gone out and spoken to people about my research, my supervisors seem excited and comment on how…

Why we should be logging off from social media well before bedtime

So I am trying to experiment with shorter style articles a little bit. For those lovely people out there reading this, any feedback you have on this short pieces would be much loved!  It is a fact universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a smartphone must be in want of all of…

What’s the Evidence? Lush and Sleepy

A friend recently brought my attention to the latest Lush product which had literally been “blowing up her Instagram”. After seeing news articles such as this, I wanted to find out whether the evidence supported the hype. Now, before I start, I want to say that I have absolutely no problem with people paying for…