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Welcome to the ScienceDuo blog by Chris Wallis and Rhiannon Morris. Screeds on science and sanity from two people who understand neither.

Category Archives: Science

Junk DNA, Bunk.

Ok so I’ve been meaning to get around to this for a long time, it’s a large and detailed subject and I didn’t want to superficially skate over it. There … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Study tips and tricks

I remember in my first semester of my degree sitting in lectures and thinking ‘how the heck am I ever going to learn all of this’? I suspect a lot … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Evolution is 10^93 more likely than any other hypothesis

There are 1093 ways to build a cytochrome protein, so how do we always get the same one in the end? For the sake of this discussion lets use a … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

Scientist feature: George Church

One thing Rhee and myself talk about a lot are our scientific heroes, historic or contemporary intellectuals whose work we follow enthusiastically like fan girls. We thought that it would … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vaccines: Facts vs Fear

This is a topic that myself and many others tend to get very hot headed about. As I’m sure you can all guess, I am completely and utterly, without any … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Alternative Medicine: Is it really harmless?

Alternative medicine by definition is any practice that claims to have the ability to heal people (as with conventional medicine), however these practices often do not follow scientific method, are … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

International Summit on Human Gene editing

Our post for PLOS Synbio Recently we wrote a piece on the International Summit on Human Gene Edtiting for the PLOS Synbio blog, so we thought we would share it … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment