Science Hubb update: Designs, facebook pages and being published! Yay!

This post is just on a few things I thought I’d update you with about what been going on lately with Science Hubb.

First up, and least consequential, I made a new logo and header things for the site, which you can see above.

I struggled for a while trying to thing of designs that felt appropriate and then actually designing it – procrasta-designing? –  but am fairly happy with it now. What do you think? Does it bring together the idea of different areas of science in a ‘hub’ (or circle, as the case may be…)?

Some of the elements are supposed to represent subjects from earlier posts like the Bar-headed goose and whale.

Anyway, there’s that and I also just made a Facebook Page for Science Hubb. I’d been toying with the idea of doing this for a while, and finally decided to give it a go. The idea is to use this for smaller posts about things, as, sometimes, stories and things I find on my internet travels just don’t feel big enough for an entire blog post for this site (though they are interesting enough), or sometimes someone else has written about it far better than I ever could, so it’s nice to have somewhere to record and share it with others.

Anyway, if you’d like to, err, “Like” it, that would be awesome. I plan to post a couple of things on there every couple of days or so, not much at the moment, but then I only made it yesterday, so…

Guru-Logo-NormalIn other news I’m rather pleased to tell you that I’ve been published in the April/May edition of the Wellcome Trust funded Guru Magazine! You can find it here for multiple formats (free):

Or grab the PDF direct here:

My story is nestled in amongst some other great writing on pages 39-41. The story is about cancer – something most people lives have been touched by – and chance. Have a read, let me know what you think, and be sure to check out the other articles and issues of the magazine.

TWDK-main-urlAnd, finally, I have part one of a two part guest post up over at the Things We Don’t Know, exploring the human microbiome, the hordes of bacteria, funghi and their ilk that call our bodies home, from the point of view of – if I might ‘Rumsfeldt‘ for a moment – the ‘known unknowns’, and why they are important.

I think that about covers everything for now. I have some good new posts coming up soon for Science Hubb and, now my life has calmed down a little, they should be turning up a little more frequently!

As ever, if you want to get hold of me, please leave a comment below, or take a look at the Contact page. Any feedback is always appreciated, and if there’s any topic or question you’d like me to write about or try to answer, just let me  know!

– Gavin