Your body rebels against you and contorts in wriggles and giggles, you burst out in the most annoying, uncontrollable laughter and are suddenly at the mercy of your attacker. It’s the tickle. What the hell is happening?
“Did you know that koalas get high on eucalyptus leaves?” This question was posed to me at a flat party last night, after I was introduced to an (admittedly drunk) guy as a zoologist.
Bones of a super predator from the Jurassic period have been identified as a new species by researchers at the University of Edinburgh.
Electrical activity in the brain has been tracked by researchers at the University of Edinburgh to locate the section of the brain involved in maintaining spatial awareness.
How often does one look at a raincloud and wonder how it came about, how did a delicate mass of water droplets come to suspend itself in the sky like dark grey candy floss?
Thirty years after the International Whaling Commission held its successful vote for a pause on commercial whaling in the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, the second annual Whalefest began, with famous naturalists, charities and organisations coming from all over the world to attend lectures, panel debates and book signings.
Nina Seale interviews Dr Richard Milne, beloved lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and plant biologist. Where have you done your most interesting research? North-east Turkey, in the Artvin area totally off the tourist trail. I was out there briefly in 1994 for my PhD, collecting material of rhododendrons, and became interested in how the …
Does nature sometimes make mistakes on purpose? Investigating the gamblers of the micro-organism community.
We all time travel. By rising from our beds in the morning and returning to them at night, we have spent a day travelling in the present from the past into the future. When we start thinking about it too hard, it becomes difficult to wrap our heads around- is time moving through us? Is …
Tuna? Beautiful? There is a raw beauty to be seen in fish, as anyone who has ever been diving or snorkelling will be able to attest to. But because the underwater world is so different from our own, people find the grace and majesty of its underwater inhabitants difficult to identify with.