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Four Years of Science Blogging and Communicating Science!

I almost completely forgot that exactly four years ago today, I launched my blog crystalsandcatalysts.com! 🎊
Four years ago! 

I've not been active on my blog lately, mainly because I'm working on my dissertation and my future career steps after my masters is finally overπŸ•πŸ˜­
Everything blog related is postponed till September, where I'll start blogging about what I've been working on in the past year (also dissertation tips) and things I wish I'd known before starting a masters degree. πŸŽ“

In the meantime I thought I'd share with you, my most read blog posts, the ones you really enjoyed!

Starting off with a series on scientists: Scientist of the week 5: Elsie Widdowson

A bit of psychology... Why do we remember bad memories easier than good ones?

A recent-ish, STS themed post, asking the question: Are we as science communicators, doing our job?

A badly phrased question, to a really important answer: Does the public trust clinical trials?

One for the people who s…

Pearly Whites = Perfect Health [Info-graphic]

Our teeth make up one of our most important features: our smile. So it's obvious we'd want to find the best possible ways to look after them and make sure they're in the best condition they could be in and also avoid the dentist at all costs! 
In the UK at least 15% of adults have severe periodontitis caused by bacteria residing in “bio-films” or dental plaque causing the inflammation and swelling of the oral tissue surrounding our teeth.Even if there are updated ways to treat periodontitis; prevention is better than treatment.  Our oral health is also vital to our general health so keeping our teeth in the best condition is vital. A study has even concluded that our nutritional diet is key to our oral health and is vital for overall health promotion, disease prevention and intervention.  
Here are some useful tips in to help us look after our teeth and keep them pearly white. Illustration by Ghergich & co. Thank you Ghergich & co for letting me share this detailed and useful infographic. 

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