The Five Freedoms at Fifty – Part Two

Here at SRUC we’re having our Animal Welfare Day celebrating the Five Freedoms at Fifty – a packed day full of talks, demonstrations and a panel discussion. You can watch the talks on our live stream: here! And you can … Continue reading “The Five Freedoms at Fifty – Part Two”

Get a Man To Help You!

This post was going to be an introduction to another blog run by a fellow knowledge transfer enthusiast,  Cultured Primate, but I got completely sidetracked by the last thing Lewis retweeted (but do check him out, he’s awesome): Reviewer’s conclusion: we should … Continue reading “Get a Man To Help You!”

Fluffy Friday – MOOC Countdown

In preparation for our MOOC, we’ve become a little obsessive. Every time I check the student count the numbers go up – we’re currently sitting at a staggering 19,129 students and roughly 6.7% of you have taken part in our … Continue reading “Fluffy Friday – MOOC Countdown”

Do You Want to See a Magic Trick?

Do you want to see a magic trick? As part of our Animal Welfare Indicators project I’m creating an online learning object which describes an experiment testing whether or not goats know an object is there when they can’t see … Continue reading “Do You Want to See a Magic Trick?”

The Anthropomorphism High Horse

I rarely read a piece of scientific journalism and think “what absolute tosh”, in part because I tend not to use the word ‘tosh’ and in part because I know that science journalism involves digesting and reconfirming a complex idea. … Continue reading “The Anthropomorphism High Horse”

More Science Communication from VoYS

Voice of Young Science, who were instrumental in prompting me to start Fluffy Sciences, ran another one of their excellent Science Communication workshops next week.   Check out Chemist By Choice’s write up of the event. If you’re a young scientist … Continue reading “More Science Communication from VoYS”