The horsemeat scandal made many of us wonder what we were actually eating – and led biologist Nicola Temple on an 18-month odyssey to ask if we really are what we eat, how much trouble are we in?
How DNA barcoding methods developed at the University of Guelph are helping crack down on fish fraud.
Developing new analysis tools that determine the extent to which social networks influence decision-making.
This was my third year as editor for the Cabot Institute Magazine and I think it has got better with each year. Have a look inside the full magazine →
What to do when you buy an alarmingly large amount of British strawberries – knowing the difference between your climacteric and non-climacteric fruits. Read the full article on the Botanic Garden blog
The intimate details of how legumes communicate with their symbiotic soil bacteria. Read the full article on the Botanic Garden blog
While we await the answers to these broader questions regarding the personalities of fish, perhaps the acknowledgement that they are individuals will advance our ethical treatment of fish.
As the controversy over fracking rumbles on, attention is turning to another, cleaner underground energy source: geothermal. But its greatest potential is in areas where drilling can be risky. Dr Juliet Biggs is investigating one such area: the East African Rift in Ethiopia. Read the full article in Nonesuch magazine →
Without volcano monitoring, the risks for many vulnerable communities are unknown.
“Deformations such as these are typically attributed to magma accumulating and moving underground…”
“Extreme weather events can put the birth and mortality rates of four different Arctic species – reindeer, rock ptarmigan, sibling vole and arctic fox – in sync with each other, according to new research.”
Our changing oceans…life in the cauldron.