• Question: What do you feel is the best thing you've learnt in science?

    Asked by Brooke-Ellie M on 14 Nov 2023.
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      Cristina Steliana Mihailovici answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      I think the best thing is that never you learn enough, and you need to learn and explore daily.

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      Tanya Riley answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      This is a difficult question to answer because everytime we discover something it always leads to new questions. So maybe to be adaptable and open

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      Amina Moss answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      Such a good question! I think that the best thing I’ve learned in science is that curiosity and the search for knowledge are good and can lead to amazing research and findings.

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      James Bron answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      Perhaps, never be afraid to ask questions – of yourself, of the world, of your data and from the people around you. In particular, if you don’t understand something then ask. The worst that can happen is that you don’t get a useful answer and you’re no worse off. If you have that question, you can be sure that many people around you have it as well but are staying silent. Also, don’t worry about who you’re asking – friend, parent, teacher, Nobel laureate scientist, celebrity, random royal person – anyone worth their salt will be pleased to help you.

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      Anuschka Miller answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      How powerful science is to solve big problems. That gives me hope for the future. When I was 15 we believed that acid rain would kill all the trees and that there would be no woods left when I was 50. Now I am over 50 and the issue has largely gone away because of engineering solutions. Maybe when you guys are my age you’ll see that some amazing solutions have made climate change less traumatic than you think now…

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      Benedikte Ranum answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      There are so many useful things to learn from science – aside from the actual science itself!
      * One is that most things can be figured out, if you give it the energy and time it needs.
      * Another is that it’s OK to fail sometimes: you can learn as much from the things that don’t work as from the things that do.
      *A third lesson is that knowledge is always more powerful if it’s shared!

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      Mimi Asogwa answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      Great question!
      Always ask questions
      Put in 100% in all you do
      Don’t be afraid to try again/give up if an experiment fails

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      Anton Edwards answered on 14 Nov 2023:

      Believe nothing until you have evidence for it.

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      Jonathan Teague answered on 15 Nov 2023:

      Persistence, if something doesn’t work the first time try again

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      Karen Edwards answered on 15 Nov 2023:

      The most useful thing I’ve learned is how to think critically. It helps not only at work but in all aspects of life. How much do you see on the news or online – is it real and right? Is it the truth? How do you evaluate whether or not a source is credible. Being a scientist and studying science has helped in all these ways.

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      Stephanie Horn answered on 16 Nov 2023:

      To ask questions, no matter how silly you think the question is! Always ask questions and keep learning.

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      Ambre Chapuis answered on 17 Nov 2023:

      Great question! I love that I learn something new every day but most of all Resilience. A lot of time experiments are not going to work but keep going and try again. Try to understand why and go again, I use this mentality for my life all the time now as well.

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      Jake Norton answered on 21 Nov 2023:

      Anyone can do it, if you’re passionate enough!