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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Conservation in action: the road to recovery

Kathryn Pintus, content officer at ARKive (the website-based initiative of the wildlife charity Wildscreen), takes a look to see which endangered species are on the road to recovery From saving the world’s most threatened species of sea turtle to bringing unusual amphibians back from the brink of extinction, no conservation challenge is a lost cause … Continue reading »

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Preventing plant disease

Michelle Hulin won the Best Biology Student category of the SET Awards 2013 for her final year project “Preventing Global Disease Spread of a Major Commodity Crop” whilst studying at the University of Bath.  Here she blogs about her project and her experience of winning the Award which was judged by the Society of Biology.  … Continue reading »

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The attack of the killer slugs!

Mark Leach is the membership marketing manager for the Society of Biology, as well as being amateur biologist in residence! Further to my initial amateur biologist blogs, as my turn on the blogging rota approached I asked my colleague Becky if she had any ideas on where I should focus my quest for knowledge. I … Continue reading »

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It’s all in the …. timing

Jackie Caine, Senior Science Policy Adviser at the Society of Biology, discusses why changes to the length of consultation periods is so important. Back in 2012 the Cabinet Office introduced new principles by which to consult the public and other stakeholders on changes to policy and new legislation. The consultation process is important, as it … Continue reading »

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A message told best by a talking sandwich

Philippa Skett is currently an intern at the Society of Biology, and worked in partnership with Global Food Security to make school resources for teachers about food security, food waste, and just where all our food comes from. Today, as part of Biology Week, schools are using these resources to spread the food security message.  … Continue reading »

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How do you give?

by Natasha Neill, Executive Officer at the Society of Biology Many members will be aware that the Society of Biology recently launched our shop, a place to buy your Society branded goodies and celebrate your membership. Another element of the shop, the support it offers us as an organisation, is crucial to our work, but … Continue reading »

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Criminal genes: guilty as charged?

Following on from her last blog post, Dr Claire Hastings discusses how our increasing knowledge of behavioural genetics might influence the criminal justice system, ahead of the Royal Institution debate entitled: “The good, the bad, and the genetically predetermined” 0n the 15th of October, during Biology Week 2013. Follow #rilive on Twitter from 19:00 on … Continue reading »

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Get buzzing for Biology Week and the 24 Hour Lecture

Philippa Skett is an intern with the Society of Biology, who sometimes gets to watch YouTube videos as part of her job. With the 24 Hour Lecture taking place this evening, get yourself ready with her and Professor Adam Hart’s pick of buzzing videos of ants and bees.  Giant honeybees: These bees are brave enough to … Continue reading »

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The attack of an army ant

Student Samantha Hodgson studies at the University of Gloucestershire, and is writing about the swarm raiding technique of army ants ahead of our 24 hour lecture on ants and bees, hosted by Professor Adam Hart. Army ants are unparalleled in the animal world when it comes to raid strategy. They are capable of capturing tens … Continue reading »

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Dare you enter a fairy ring?

By Lily Brinn, an intern at the Society of Biology helping out with Biology Week 2013. UK Fungus Day kick starts Biology Week, beginning with a competition to find the largest fairy ring! A fairy ring is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, they can be so small that you would hardly notice … Continue reading »

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