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Health benefits of vegetarianism

This Christmas just gone by, I went home to the family and wanted to tell them that I had recently become a vegetarian. I was surprised by the response… and … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why we don’t need pandas

This article was originally published in Scientific American Now I know what you are thinking. Don’t need Pandas!? How dare he! On some days I might even be inclined to … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jurassic Park and the Race for Ancient DNA

This article was originally published in Scientific American. We are in the small town of Clarkia, Idaho. It’s an ordinary middle-class town by anyone’s standards. I say a ‘town’… just … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wheelchairs for Nigeria: The true cost of polio inaction

“You stay here while we go into the bush and hunt for the food, we’ll come back for you when we find something”. In most cases they never came. If … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

In defence of Facebook

  “Da-dum”. We all know that sound… That is the sound of your concentration being broken. Your ears pick up. You flick screens, that little red blip on a blue … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s Alive!! Science at the movies

When I think about science fiction in the movies I immediately imagine that iconic image of Colin Clive in the classic 1931 Frankenstein movie, shouting ‘It’s alive!’ as he brings … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Short History of Smallpox

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June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment