When You Know Better than the Expert

John Bradshaw, a scientist at Bristol, wrote two fabulous books: Dog Sense and Cat Sense. They are some of the best popular science books I’ve ever read, and helped me to decide that the Animal Personality book could be a … Continue reading “When You Know Better than the Expert”

Ethical Eating – The Climate

We’ve come to the last of my three considerations for ethical eating, eating with a climate conscious. Much as we have been discovering throughout this set of themed posts, there is no ‘easy’ answer to this. The climate is a … Continue reading “Ethical Eating – The Climate”

Cecil the Lion and Trophy Hunting

This week’s horrible animal welfare story comes courtesy of a certain American dentist, yes we’re talking about the trophy killing of Cecil the lion. I won’t name the gentleman (the Guardian has no such qualms), but according to the Zimbabwe … Continue reading “Cecil the Lion and Trophy Hunting”

Why Science Probably Hates You

There was a great article on Gawker recently about the Food Babe blog, calling out her bad science. Now I’ve never come across the Food Babe blog, as a scientist working in agriculture I don’t think our circles mix. The … Continue reading “Why Science Probably Hates You”

The Fashionable Scientist

Science, being the awesome beast it is, recently landed a ten year old probe on a comet. My laptop is three years old and it’s already beginning to groan and whine. But you’ve probably heard and seen the commotion over … Continue reading “The Fashionable Scientist”

Fluffy Friday – Frankenstein MD

Did you know that the first science fiction story was written by a woman? I wrote my advanced higher English thesis on ‘monsters’ and The Modern Prometheus was one of the texts I chose. So imagine my excitement when the team … Continue reading “Fluffy Friday – Frankenstein MD”