I generally aim to post science stories every 2 or at least every 3 weeks on this blog, so regular readers can expect a (semi!) reliable output. However, due to the demands of now having to work from home full time but also look after a small child full time, this is currently proving near-impossible. If I get a few moments to post something exciting or interesting, I will do so, but regular blog posts are realistically not going to be happening for a little while. Apologies all!
Lots of clever animals in this week’s Sunday Science, with cuttlefish connoisseurs, super-sensing dogs, and whales who go the distance for a good skincare regime….plus: self-promotion in science, and how washing your hands really is the best individual tactic against coronavirus… Continue reading
A slightly belated Sunday Science, due to term hitting with unusual force three weeks back. More on coronavirus, CRISPR against cancer, using albatrosses to police illegal fishing, giant fossil beasties, and why it’s never too late to give up smoking.
In this week’s Sunday Science: some facts on the new coronavirus that is spreading through China (and abroad); how stress turns your hair grey; how scientists are stressed (so we’ll all go grey early); how human body temperatures are falling, and growing your own snake venom…. Continue reading
Welcome to the first Sunday Science of the New Year, with carnivorous plants, injecting new life into an old vaccine, reducing schizophrenia risks (by dogs), how the UK transformed its energy supply, and how flies land upside down on your kitchen ceiling… Continue reading
In this week’e Sunday Science…DNA and disease risks, how orca females make super grannies, another cancer immunotherapy success, bees, the world’s oldest hunting scene, and terrifying galloping crocodiles… Continue reading
In this week’s Sunday Science stories…a step forward in the fight against rabies, ancient dogs, an artificial leaf, why legalising the ivory trade won’t save the elephants, and measuring the heartbeat of the biggest animal on the planet…
In this week’s Sunday Science: apes might have evolved upright far earlier than thought; a new drug against the most common cancer mutation; cooperative flesh-eating bacteria and a test for antibiotic resistance. Also: 3D Star Wars style displays, bad psychology, and a celebration of 150 years of publication of Nature magazine…. Continue reading
I’m back with a bumper issue to make up for my absence! This week: how measles destroys children’s immunity to common diseases; an exciting old-new treatment for traumatic brain injury; sophisticated early mammals; glaciers as carbon sinks; how UK science is already being damaged by Brexit, and more…
With apologies to my regular readers, but I’ve been obliged to postpone Sunday Science stories for around 3 weeks due to a more than usually busy Autumn term. I hope to have something up for next Sunday!