Scientists’ lifestyle

Issues related to the every day life of scientists when they are not working

Poetry and Science: Chemistry and Buffer Life

This week we offer our readers a poem on chemistry. We are keen to invite more amateur poets to submit their verses to EuroScientist. As a community magazine, we want to share the thoughts of our readers in the many forms that it takes for people to express themselves, including through poems. So feel free to get in touch, and share your own interpretation of the world. Read more [...]
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Shifting the perspective of sceptical minds

The practice of mindfulness is not yet full recognised by the science community for the benefits it can bring to the well-being and performance of individuals. As such, it constitutes the perfect case study to identify how evidence-base can help in promoting its wider adoption. Find out about how organisations who traditionally would not necessarily have adopted such practice--like universities, investment firms, tech companies,parliaments and the army--have been convinced to pursue this avenue Read more [...]
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Poetry and Science: A Bite of the Apple

Peter Davis, regular EuroScientist contributor, is now presenting some of his latest work. In this poem A Bite of the Apple, he ponders over the overflow of publications and reminisces over the value of silence...We welcome EuroScientist readers comments and reactions. We also invite other poets to submit their work to the magazine by writing to the editor. Read more [...]
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The science of sleep, the sleep of scientists

Sleep. We all need it. From working long hours in the lab or field, researchers often get much less sleep than the average person requires. Conducting research into the twilight hours is prevalent in all fields of science, from life science to particle physics. But the cognitively demanding tasks of conducting experiments and analysing data require a clear mind. So how do scientists manage their research—let alone their personal lives—with little rest? Here, a few scientists share lessons about sleep they have learned from their life and work. Read more [...]
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Work-life balance on hold, for the love of science

A flavour of the life of some scientists working in extreme conditions shows how work-life balance is heavily tilted towards work. Yet, there are ways to preserve a sense of down time and enjoy the extreme beauty of these remote places. Above all this sort of human experience will make scientists involved stronger and better equipped to face future life and career challenges. Read more [...]
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When real science falls short in Hollywood

Portraying the lives of famous scientists for the big screen is a challenge very few directors manage without tweaking the truth for dramatic effect. Is such creative license justified by the need to convey the achievements of illustrious minds to those unfamiliar with science? Find out in this EuroScientist article exploring the mysteries of Hollywood. Read more [...]
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Je suis Charlie

Today on the publication of the first issue of Charlie Hebdo after the massacre, last week, we publish a poem in French by Chaunes to demonstrate our support to all affected in this tragedy. Values of tolerance and freedom of speech are paramount to the world of tomorrow that is being built by our readers' community. EuroScientist too can say: JeSuisCharlie! Read more [...]
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Poetry and Science: The Empirical Problem

Did you ever wonder about the mysteries of plant blossoms. Take a minute to pause, during this Easter week, and reflect on the beauty of nature surrounding us and read The Empirical Problem, our latest in a series of poems by Peter Davis. We would like to invite our readers to contribute their won poems, by submitting them to editor[at] Read more [...]
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