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[…]

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.

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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[…]

Dolly the Sheep: A Success Story?

I was recently walking around the National Museum of Scotland and came across the lamb rotisserie  counter that is the Dolly the Sheep display and very quickly I realized how little I knew about Dolly. My view of this experiment prior to my visit was that of Dolly being an almost Frankenstein’s Monster creature, created sick and ill and never meant for this world. However the story of Dolly seems to be far more complicated than that of any fiction.

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