Frankenstein’s Sheep: The Story of Stockbreeding – Part Two

So this post is a continuation of an earlier post on my dissertation, found here. It has been months since I wrote anything on this topic but having now completed my dissertation it seems about time. It has only been a few weeks after I stopped writing on sheep, reading about sheep and learning all I can about sheep, but now I am back on my blog writing about sheep. Maybe if I write a little more about here, then I’ll stop…?

Parchment: A New Future for DNA Analysis

Two years ago I started my dissertation on sheep and finished it 12 months later. I moved away from York and started working and now I am back at York, studying, you guessed it! Sheep. Well more specifically sheep skin. Maybe I’m broken but I think it’s incredibly interesting. I love what I am studying Read more about Parchment: A New Future for DNA Analysis[…]

10 Great Reads: Making Sense of the World Around You

1. Forces of Nature by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen Only after reading this book did I realise just how unbelievably little I had learnt in science at school and how unbelievably brilliant science is. This is a fantastic book for anyone who wants to learn about difficult the scientific concepts such as spacetime, the theory Read more about 10 Great Reads: Making Sense of the World Around You[…]

A Nation of Fatties

A walk into a your local friendly Walmart Supercentre will show you all the terrifying eating habits of a culture that appears to be losing with every passing day, its understanding of healthy, good food. And no I am not a all-natural free-range corn living in a field kind of person, and I am definitely not going to say all we need to eat is good old ‘natural’ foods, like our ancestors or rubbish like that. […]

The Vampire Mosquito

I’ll admit some of the titles of the articles on this site may be slightly hyperbolic, and yet this title is probably one of the least exaggerated. Be afraid. Be very afraid. There exists a race of mutant  mosquito’s that never sleep and feed on human blood.


In Defence of ‘Picky’ Eaters

Don’t you hate picky eaters? Don’t you hate those people who won’t eat whatever is put in front of them? Whether it bean, broccoli, boiled or a handful of bark you should just be grateful you are eating. There was once a time where we Brits only got a loaf of bread a week, and Read more about In Defence of ‘Picky’ Eaters[…]