Greedy boys?

Do boys eat more than girls? It’s commonly known that young boys are the bottomless pits of the family, frequently emptying the fridge and eating parents out of house and home. But a recent study on Galapagos seals has shown humans aren’t the only species to put up with gluttonous males. Galapagos seal mothers have…

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A Child’s Curiosity

“What is gravity?” asks my then four year old nephew to his family. Quite an inspirational question from a four year old! But then again, at the time they were all watching the highly acclaimed Cosmos; the science documentary hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. A child’s curiosity clearly knows no bounds when it comes to…

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Animal intelligence.

I have covered a wide range of topics throughout my Biomedical Science degree: but one thing that really sparks my interest that isn’t really biomed related are studies involving animal behaviour. Animal rights have recently been a hot topic, especially due to the viral article recently informing about the dolphin killing ritual in the Faroe…

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Science on the Origin of Life

Since the dawn of civilisation and the dreaming up of our early creation myths, the philosophical and scientific debate of the origin of life has enchanted people worldwide. Since the thousands of years when early man prayed to sky gods have we got any closer from determining how life originated on earth? And can we…

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