A bit about me

My name is Ben Good, I am currently studying for an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College London. I previously completed a BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Southampton. I have a wide range of scientific interests and hope to explore as many of them as possible, in an engaging way on this site. As well as writing here I currently help to produce a blog on the Public Library of Science Network (PLoS) called InsideKnowledge. I am also the ‘Technology Guru’ for the the new online magazine Guru. I have also written for the following publications:

Campaign for Science and Engineering blog

Association of British Science Writers

Refractive Index Blog

I,Science Magasine

I, Science Blog


Wessex Scene

The Nerve

A bit about the blog

I have been properly blogging for about 6 months now. Initially it was something I decided to do practice my writing. However, since then it has evolved and I have embraced the science blogging idea. I use the blog as a catalogue for thing I write for other publications as well.

Since this blog has begun I have been lucky enough to win a few awards for it:

PLoS One blog of the Month:

My post on what makes a scientifically good song was the PLoS One post of the month for February

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.orgResearch Blogging Editor’s Selection:

Post on what science says you should talk about on dates was an editors selection on March 15th 2010

Post on a scientific experiment of whether putting your feet in vodka can get you drunk was an editors selection on May 25th 2010

Post on the evolution of amphitheatres was an editors selection on June 13th

Post on the neuroscience of OCD was an editors selection on June 14th

I hope that you enjoy reading the blog 🙂


6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ben

    I’m a PhD student at Loughborough University. I found your name on the list of people who follow 23andme on Twitter, and followed a link in your profile to your blog. I was wondering if you’d be willing to fill in a survey for my PhD research, it’s for people who have either bought a genetic test from a company like 23andme, or are thinking of doing so.

    There’s more information and a link to it at http://www-staff.lboro.ac.uk/~lsctre3/survey.html , it should only take about 10 minutes and would be really great if you could! If you have any questions then please email me at c.t.r.egglestone3@lboro.ac.uk


    Corin Egglestone

  2. Hi Ben,
    Loving the blog! I really enjoy your writing style.
    There’s a new ‘crowd-sourced’ science magazine starting up and I wondered if you wanted to get involved or contribute?
    If you’re interested – drop us an email and I can fill you in 🙂

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