Environment

Duckweed, the Future of Feed and Water Treatment

May 2, 2018 0

Duckweed and it’s uses as a fodder supplement, a biological cleaning agent and its effects on wastewater treatment systems. Kingdom Plantae Phylum Angiosperms Class Monocots Order Alismatales Family Araceae Subfamily Lemnoideae Genus Lemna Species Lemna […]

Digital Test Tube (DTT)
Research

Digital Test Tube (DTT)

March 29, 2018 0

Some of you might recognise the photo of PCR results above, the “dreaded gel” some might say. Me on the other hand, I saw this photo as an opportunity to make life for lab scientists […]

Environment

The ethics of NGOs: What happens when it fails?

March 20, 2018 0

Big NGOs like Greenpeace can have enormous impact on people’s perceptions of environmental issues, but what happens when they use that power to further their own agenda, rather than the public good? Businesses all over […]

ID Guide

Things to watch out for this month: The Snowdrop

March 5, 2018 0

One of Ireland’s most distinctive flowers, the snowdrop is often the first flower to appear in the year. Like many over-wintering bulbs the snowdrop requires a period of sharp cold in order to germinate correctly. […]

Scottish Dragons: Pete Minting presenting some of the fantastic work being done in Scotland on Great Crested Newts. (Photo Steven Allian)
Zoology

Herpetofauna Workers Meeting 2018

February 15, 2018 0

Every year, just like their amphibian counterparts, the herpetologists of the UK prepare themselves for their annual migration in early-mid February. Around 200 students, academics, practitioners and other such people attend the Herpetofauna Workers Meeting. […]

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