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Author Archives: Joe Jackson

About Joe Jackson

Joe is an MSc science communication student from Imperial College London, currently on placement with the comms and policy teams at the RSB. You can contact him via

The biology behind a fire-breathing dragon

Following the conclusion of the latest series of Game of Thrones, many of us at RSB have been excited by the fire breathing capabilities of the three dragons, daughters of one of the show’s protagonists, Daenerys Targaryen. A number of theories have been developed by fans of the show to explain how these creatures might … Continue reading »

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Reversing the decline of the orangutan population

This month we celebrated International Organ-utan day. Organised by World Orang-utan Events, the day looks to promote orang-utan conservation and welfare, as well as inter organization cooperation. There are two species of orang-utan, the Bornean orang-utan, Pongo pygmaeus and the Sumatran orang-utan, Pongo abelii. Both species are critically endangered, their numbers having decreased by 60% … Continue reading »

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