Bigger Questions: Is Time Real?

To many, time is a way of telling us when to do things or expect things to be done: when to meet, when to eat, when to sleep, but what is the scientific definition of time? One source defines it as the "indefinite and continuous which events succeed one another", meaning the past is the past and the future will always come after, a linear perception. However, what if time isn't linear and our perception is wrong? Strap in.

Guest Article: Spotlight on Lasers

I have the pleasure of introducing you to the work of Hollie Wright. Hollie is a physicist turned engineer based in Edinburgh. On Instagram (@holliewrightre) she shares her daily life in the lab, developing a technique for precision distance measurement using lasers. On her blog, she shares weekly posts about physics, tech, space or her experience of working in STEM. Thank you so much for writing this piece for A Short Scientist Hollie!


There have been a few reports that people need to finish off one or two bits or convert files before submission, so the deadline has been moved to Sunday 3rd March at 6pm GMT! Check the LINK for more information about the competition and how to submit your entries. I'm so excited to read the …

Finding the first stars: The start of the Universe

In 2019 the most advanced space telescope and time machine ever built will be launched. That’s right, a time machine. The James Webb Space Telescope (a tribute to the second administrator of NASA), will allow us to look into the past with detail not previously observed. This means we can watch the birth of the first stars which would go on to shape the entire universe.