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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How Eating Meat Hurts the Earth

An infographic on the environmental effects of certain diets ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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8 New Year’s Resolution Ideas

This is short post on some possible ideas for New Year's resolutions, all surrounding what we can to for plants and animals ...
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Animal Cloning: An Infographic

An infographic on animal cloning ...
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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 ...
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VIDEO: History of the Cannabis Plant

This is short history and overview of the cannabis plant ...
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The Ethical Supermarket Awards [infographic]

Below is an infographic showing the ratings from a report from EthicalConsumer.org, click here to visit this great site for even more information ...
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Unnatural Selection: Tusklessness in Elephants

This is part three of a series of blog posts, click here to see the first post. This post is on the unnatural selection pressures of poachers on African elephants ...
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Pandas: So…Should We Just Let Them Die Out?

I have always been somewhat negative about pandas. In the harsh tyrannical reign of mother nature, it seems hard to imagine this adorable, fluffy bear fitting in anywhere.  And today, ...
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The Samurai Crab

A Japanese crab with the face of a samurai on it's back. Yes, this animal exists ...
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Renewable Energy in the EU [infographic]

This is an infographic on renewable energy usage in the EU, as well the UK's failure to keep up with other EU countries ...
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Pleistocene Park

For many, the conservation of ecosystems and organisms by simply putting up a fence and letting nature do its thing is not enough. Most of Earth's ecosystems have been significantly effected ...
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Unnatural Selection: Part Two

This is part two of a series of blog posts, click here to see the first post. Trophy hunting Most instances of trophy hunting found today are of individuals in camouflage with ...
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Milk: The Ancient Poison

For most of human history, milk has essentially been a poison to adults. Though children, like the young of most animals, have always been able to consume dairy. Almost all young animals ...
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Unnatural Selection: Part One

Natural selection is the key mechanism in evolution. It is the 'selection' of desirable traits that allow for plants and animals to best adapt to their surroundings. However as time ...
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England’s Blue Belt: Conservation Failure

An infographic on the Government's attempts at marine conservation ...
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Is Eating Meat Destroying the World?

An infographic on the environmental effects of eating meat ...
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A Nation of Carnivores: How the British Diet is Destroying the World

Is Britain a nation of carnivores? My New Years resolution was to cut down on meat and I have since been amazed at just how many foods we will stick, spread ...
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The Global Bee Disease

An infographic on the man made bee disease that appears to now be going global ...
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Asparagus: Draining Peru Dry

This is the story of the UK's crazed year-round love of asparagus, and how it is quickly leading to the destruction of hundreds of miles of Peru's countryside.  This is a ...
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The Five Extinction Events

An infographic on the five major extinction events in history, as well as the possibility of a sixth ...
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Animal Domestication: An Introduction

An infographic on animal domestication, showing what is required for domestication to occur.  ...
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Why Domesticate?

An infographic on the theories of why humans began to domesticate plants and animals ...
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Belyaev’s Fox Experiment

This is the story of a Russian's experiment to domesticate wild Silver Foxes, the results of which were far more surprising than anyone could have expected and that have completely ...
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SHORT STORY: Douglas the Camel

Every so often when researching a topic I could come across as a story that just needs to be told. This is the story of the domesticated dromedary camel who ...
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Dromedary Camels: Disproving the Bible?

The genesis of the domesticated Dromedary camel (the one-humped camel) in the historical record is found where any great genesis might be expected, in Genesis. The domesticated dromedary camels begin their ...
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Frankenstein’s Sheep: The Story of Stockbreeding – Part 1

Poor sheep. While Mary Shelley began writing her book Frankenstein near the beginning of the eighteenth century, the farmers of England had been at work for around half a century ...
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Dromedary Camel: War Machine

My First Post My very first post and it's on the domesticated Dromedary camel... I probably should have started with something that falls into the category of either being cute ...
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