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Robbi Sher

The pain scale needs a revamp

If you've been to A&E, you’ll probably be familiar with the pain scale. It goes something like this: a caregiver shows you a scale...

Speed or Safety? Science publishing in the time of COVID-19

Global pandemics demand fast, evidence-based responses. This poses a conundrum. Communication of scientific research is deliberately and excruciatingly slow. After an article is submitted...

Plant-based milks: a biased guide

So, you’re standing in the underwhelmingly small alt-milk aisle in Tesco. Where to begin?

History of Ideas: talking politics and escaping science

This podcast is a godsend. It’s like a crash course in ideology, philosophical chat with a friend and yogic meditation all rolled into one.

Murakami’s ‘Killing Commendatore’: where art can transport you

Murakami’s Killing Commendatore got me thinking about art within literature. We can easily find examples of literature within art: Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Millais’ Ophelia,...