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Busting Myths About Working With Bees

May 20, 2022 0

  As someone who’s worked with bumblebees in a science laboratory for 5 years, I’ve been asked just about every bee-related question imaginable. So, for world bee day, I thought I’d lay out some of […]


Advice for an Undergrad Presentation

February 16, 2022 0

  You’ve been given your first presentation assignment at university. Perhaps you have already done lots of presentations and are used to public speaking, or perhaps you have never spoken in front of a crowd […]

Figure 1. Slime mould photographed by Bernard Spragg [2]

Physarum polycephalum – Slimy Yet Smart

October 27, 2021 1

Slime mould (Physarum polycephalum) may sound disgusting, but by utilising its method of locomotion, we can plan out networks from highways to computer algorithms. Slime mould may not strike you as the kind of organism […]

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Birds: A Colourful Past

September 15, 2021 0

The colour displays of birds are one of the many wonders of the natural world. These displays are primarily involved in courtship behaviours by messaging reproductive fitness to potential mates. One of the more impressive […]


All Aboard this Ecological Lifeboat

June 30, 2021 0

Let’s talk about deadwood, in times gone by deadwood was often seen as a sign of poor forest management, something diseased to be gotten rid of. In actual fact, deadwood is an often overlooked haven […]

Image of the Peyote cactus, Lophophora williamsii from Pixabay.com
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The Peyote Cactus – Lophophora williamsii

May 12, 2021 0

Having been known and written about since at least the sixteenth century, Lophophora williamsii is a cactus that lives in the Texan desert and is also native to South America. Within these regions, it’s fair […]

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The Mandrake

February 10, 2021 0

Interest in the mandrake has grown recently, due to curiosity regarding organic plants, herbal healing, use in homoeopathy and folk medicine […]

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The Alluring Fly Agaric

December 9, 2020 0

The Fly Agaric, one of the most iconic, magical and frequently drawn fungi has been used throughout the ages for its hallucinogenic properties […]

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