Everything in its own little box

Categorising things is something that scientists have a tendency to do.  Earth Scientists are prime examples of this, with all rocks (on Earth) fitting into three main categories: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.

What’s all the buzz about?

You may have heard, the bees are in danger. Well in fact, they are experiencing what is know as colony collapse disorder (sounds pretty nasty to me), which means the hives are dying off.  The culprits for this are wide ranging including pesticides, climate change, altered land use and alien species (not actual aliens, species […]

Postcards from afar

You may have noticed that the blog has undergone a bit of a revamp. Our new header images have been supplied by some intrepid travellers from our PhD cohort. Find out a bit more about them below!

Shock horror…there is ONE woman in charge!

On Wednesday 20th March, there was a buzz in the twitter-sphere.  The famous (it has over 4 million followers) “I F*cking Love Science” Facebook page’s administrator joined Twitter and, oh my, did it cause a storm.  Not from the cries of people questioning why it has taken so long to have a cross over to […]

Welcome to ‘Between a rock and a hard place’

Welcome to Between a rock and a hard place (http://betweenarock.co.uk)! The blog is the brainchild of Elspeth Robertson and Charly Stamper, wannabe members of the science twitterati and PhD students in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK. Whilst our PhDs don’t define us (yet), we find ourselves chatting all things research and […]