Down in the depths of the Pacific ocean lives a group of creatures that has remained relatively unchanged for over 500 million years, that’s HALF A BILLION YEARS. To put that in context, Homeo sapiens have existed for approximately 2 million years and these guys were even bobbing around when plants began to colonise the … More Amazing Species Profile: Nautiluses!
Ahoy, all ye scienthusiasts! All aboard the new adventures of the Bird Brained Science blog! Throughout 2016, my post rate on this blog dropped from a few posts a week to an embarrassingly slow crawl – partly due to my PhD workload, but also because I failed to arrange any sort of schedule and my … More 2017: The Rebloggening
After three rounds, England stands in the lead with a solid ONE victory, and two ties with Australia. But enough about the past, let’s move on to the next category! Weighing in around 200-250g, we have England’s entry for the lightweight category – the Northern lapwing! A Wonderful Wader The Northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 4 – Lightweight
Tabletop gaming is currently undergoing something of a renaissance. New board games and card games are being produced at an incredible rate, with new titles exploring all possible themes. An increasingly popular theme in modern board gaming is science and nature, which is great for getting people of all ages interested in the world of … More The REAL Games of Life: Bioscience-Themed Tabletop Games
The wonderful folks over at the Mendel’s Finches podcast recently invited me on to their show to talk about the bird flight research I’m currently engaged in for my PhD, as well as bio-inspired robotics and science communication. I really enjoyed the podcasting experience and it got me thinking about sharing some of the other … More Nine Scientastic Podcasts
Winner of Round 1: Firecrest! With over 69% of the vote, England’s flyweight champion takes the first crown! Thanks to everyone that voted! Right, on to Round 2! This time, we’ve moved up to the bantamweight category (5-20g). There are plenty of eligible contenders for this round but after careful consideration, please welcome the European … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 2 – Bantamweight