Life as you know it in quotes

  Over the years, I have collected and saved touching and meaningful quotes from everywhere - the internet, books, people, talk shows and podcasts, etc. Whenever I came across such quotes, I would save in a notepad for review later. I put the list down here, both as a way to make sure I never … Continue reading Life as you know it in quotes

Inspiring Young African Scientists Making a trail in Natural Products Research – Part I

The field of scientific research in Africa is currently receiving many young and ambitious candidates. I here-by present four scientists who in coordination and sponsorship of SABINA, a Southern African Network for Natural Products, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics have been carrying out their researches as Masters and PhD candidates. The researches are on the relevant problems that face Africa, … Continue reading Inspiring Young African Scientists Making a trail in Natural Products Research – Part I

Alternatives to Chemical inputs in farming

A sharp increase on the use of chemical pesticides in food production has been observed over the past 40 years, mainly to meet the ever growing demand for food.  However, the increased use of chemical inputs for crop production has negative effects to human and animal health, environmental pollution and biodiversity disruption. This calls for a search for new … Continue reading Alternatives to Chemical inputs in farming

How to reach your audience as a scientist – Effective communication

Effective communication skills are important when you want a message to reach a targeted audience and be understood. This is especially true for scientists in the many fields, who do a lot of interesting research but either keep it amongst themselves or struggle to communicate in a way that is comprehensible to the general public. The people around them … Continue reading How to reach your audience as a scientist – Effective communication