Every morning you wake up and rub your eyes. Why? Probably because of the build up of that crusty gunky stuff. It seems the more your sleep the more builds up. So you have to wonder, what’s it like for those notoriously lethargic creatures, sloths? Read my article for BBC Earth to explore the sleepy world of these animals.
Whales can be some of the largest animals ever to have lived. Their nostrils can be wide enough for a person to stick their head in, so their sneezes should be truly spectacular. Read my recent article.
My recent story for BBC Earth is on autocannibalism, the act of eating oneself. There are many kinds of animals that eat members of their own species but some, either through accident or intention, eat parts of themselves! Read on to satisfy your morbid curiosity.
My latest science story for the BBC on the topic of dog psychology. Why is it smaller dogs seem to have aggressive behaviours? Is this real, imagined, acquired, innate? Read the article to explore more…
Read my article for SciDev.Net on the rate of spread of Ebola relative to the kind of community it’s spreading through. The research in question may seem obvious but it’s important to the future of health policy that intuition is supported by evidence.
In 2004 the Rosetta space probe and its lander Philae left Earth and began their journey to a distant comet. Now that Philae has landed on the surface safely, scientists are studying the comet remotely to uncover secrets about the origins of our Solar System.
Scientists in Brazil are flying through the clouds around the city of Manaus. They collect data on how air pollution affects rainfall. With this information they hope to influence national climate policy.
October 2013 saw the opening of ‘3D: printing the future’, an exhibition all about the explosion of 3D printing. With my colleagues we researched the most interesting commercial, industrial and medical applications whilst delving into personal stories of the pioneers, innovators and early users of 3D printed applications.
The exhibition ran for over a year and it’s hard to convey the excitement of knowing that millions of visitors would have seen my handiwork.
The pressure is on for fishing trawlers to reduce the harm they do to the oceans. Their deep-sea nets catch too many of the wrong fish. Much of their catch is waste, which costs them money and reduces biodiversity. ‘SafetyNet‘ can help spare young fish and endangered species from the nets. As a result, they can grow to adulthood and breed to keep their numbers healthy.