Favourite things: August 2017

Each month I'm posting a few of my favourite (mostly science related) things. You can read my July favourites here. Favourite blog 'Tell me about your research, this time with feeling' - ┬áSusana Martinez-Conde & Stephen L. Macknik This is an excellent blog post about how science communication needs to build emotional relationships with the... Continue Reading →


Okja: a review

I'm not usually into films. I'm much more likely to read, because films rarely keep me engaged throughout, and I can dip in and out of books. I've also found that most films have become a bit 'samey', with a lacking storyline and overuse of special effects. But Okja? Oh my! This was such a... Continue Reading →

Why meat is off my menu

I am under no delusion that I'm suddenly an innocent bystander in climate change and food sustainability simply by cutting out meat. I am concerned about the environment, yet I still go travelling, and I still drive a car. I selfishly might even have children one day (ha, I want to work in academia, as if!), adding to the biggest problem we face: the human population. There are simply far too many humans on this planet, a lot of whom consume too much. Harsh, but true. Even Sir David Attenborough says so.

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