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Mark

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Date registered: April 11, 2012

Biography

Mark Lorch has PhD in biochemist and is a lecture at the University of Hull, UK. As well as research, teaching and blogging he can sometimes be found 'science busking' on the streets of Yorkshire. Sometimes his favourite tricks end up in his blogs. Oh, and he tweets @sci_ents.

Latest posts

  1. How science lost one of its greatest minds in the trenches of Gallipoli — August 10, 2015
  2. 6 ways to tackle #chemperceptions — June 5, 2015
  3. Spread the word about chemistry & don’t fret the chemophobia — June 1, 2015
  4. There’s something interesting brewing… — May 27, 2015
  5. A tale of a tired lecture course. Flip it. — May 19, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. A letter from a chemist to homeopaths — 47 comments
  2. ‘Anonymous’ peer-review – a cautionary tale — 23 comments
  3. The Underground Map of the Elements — 19 comments
  4. Helium for balloons but none for my NMR — 15 comments
  5. Space dinosaurs, the saga continues — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 10

How science lost one of its greatest minds in the trenches of Gallipoli


Tweet Follow @Sci_ents August 10, 1915. The Gallipoli sun beats down on the back of a Turkish sharpshooter. He is patient and used to the discomfort. He wipes the sweat from his eyes and peers back down the sight of his rifle, sweeping back and forth across the enemy lines. He’s hoping to spot a …

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Jun 01

Spread the word about chemistry & don’t fret the chemophobia


Tweet Follow @Sci_ents Tweet #Chemperceptrions  At times chemists can feel rather maligned. But according to the RSC’s study of the UK public’s perceptions of chemistry we shouldn’t be quite so worried about what people think of us.  We do however need to get out there and let people know what we do. The other sciences seem to …

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May 27

There’s something interesting brewing…


There’s something interesting brewing over at the Royal Society of Chemistry. They’ve been beavering away trying to figure out what the (UK) public thinks for chemistry, chemicals and chemists. Results are out on Monday 1st June via a live-stream. Be sure to tune in and join in the conversation on twitter with the #Chemperceptions hashtag. And …

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May 19

A tale of a tired lecture course. Flip it.


Tweet Follow @Sci_ents It dawned on me that no one cared. The proteins that I found so fascinating just didn’t seem to intrigue them as much as they did me. I thought the video of water molecules flipping as they passed through the channel of aquaporin was marvellous. But it hardly gleaned a reaction from …

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May 08

Campaign for Clear Code starts here!


Tweet Follow @Sci_ents I’m concerned about the software that’s installed on my electronic devices. You should be worried as well. Have you really considered what you are opening yourself up to every time you download a new app or install an upgrade? Have you thought about what all those faceless software giants are doing with the …

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