As many of you may or may not know this Tuesday was the 203rd anniversary of the birth of the great Charles Darwin (FRS). As his theory of evolution by natural selection is the basis for our current understanding of the natural world and everything that we do at the CEC we celebrate this yearly […]
Last weeks excuse for some hearty biscuit eating and sometimes on-topic science chat was a recent paper on prey choice in fish by Miller and Pawlik published in the latest edition of Animal Behaviour. Using prey choice experiments the authors found that bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum) were able to learn to avoid unpalatable prey based […]
Last month, here in deepest Cornwall, we were lucky enough to have a talk given by Kyle Summers about his work on the evolution of monogamy in Peruvian poison frogs. The talk was so good we decided to discuss a recent paper by the man himself at our weekly Journal Club. For me, the best […]
This week’s discussion was about the exciting possibilities of lab grown meat. With current meat production creating more carbon than the transport industry, and the increasing world population harbouring a growing appetite for meat, the race is on to produce a convincing mimic. It could save the world. Over 30 teams around the globe are now […]
So our last chat was about this really cool piece of work carried out on the Emperor Penguins of the Antarctic. Normally these majestic birds are ridiculously hard to count, owing to them favouring the depth of the South Pole’s winter for breeding in (try no sunlight at all between May and July on for size). Summary […]
Video! Engaging talk on perception of scientists. Like Jorge, we want to bridge this gap, starting here and hopefully finishing some time before we turn up at your house expecting tea and biscuits.
Welcome to Wild Lab, where you can read the musings and ponderings and experience the trials and tribulations of the CEC post-grad research community. The blog will follow not only our colourful weekly journal club discussions but also over time include bits on who we are, what we do and why we do it. Nature […]