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Why Teaching In Animals Is Rare

Written in 2014 as part of undergraduate degree in Wildlife & Practical Conservation

Abstract
Teaching is a behaviour rarely observed in nonhuman animals. In most cases animals learn through social learning, not teaching on the part of a knowledgeable individual. 2,817 more words

Essay

"Maybe" Isn't News

It’s been published several places, but you’ve probably seen this headline:

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know where this is going: 682 more words

PublicPerception

Who are "Adjacent Government"?

Having just given a talk on science communication and the merits of public engagement to a group of undergraduate students, I was delighted to receive a phone call out of the blue from someone asking me to write about my research for “Adjacent Government Main Document”. 970 more words

Science

Toy Soldiers and Secret Agents

At the end of May, we announced the winners of our Science Communication Competition. This month the 2nd prize written piece ‘Ground control to Major Tim… 615 more words

Science Communication & Public Engagement

Can you recognise individual dragonflies from their faces?

Dragonflies are beautiful, alien-looking animals. They have bits that move and bend in ways that you wouldn’t expect, enormous eyes, and intricately patterned wings. I have written about the  900 more words

Science

My interview with Imperial College on the rise and fall of ancient dinosaur-eating crocodiles

While back in London recently for my PhD viva, the opportunity came up to speak with the Communications Office at Imperial College about some of my research. 249 more words

PhD

Two Cultures, or Many?

One of the most pernicious myths in neuroscience is that of the left brain/right brain divide. You have surely heard it before: the idea that half our brain is logical, scientific, and calculating while the other is creative, artistic, and empathic. 400 more words

Science Communication