Tagged: zoology

Jungle Genomics

The ability to point a device at a life form and identify it is a long-running Sci-Fi trope, but is it now one step closer to reality? Whilst remote sensing is still a dream,...

Podcast 12: TheGIST & Naturally Speaking – Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

This is the first in our series of joint podcasts with the Glasgow University Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine’s Naturally Speaking podcast. In this episode, we interviewed the former director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative: Dr. Ted Leighton. Tune in to hear Dr. Leighton discuss a range of subjects, from his work with the CWHC to his experiences helping set up wildlife disease monitoring capabilities in Sri Lanka.

Damn, spider. Why you so hairy?

They may put Little Miss Muffet off her curds and whey – but a spider’s hairs are crucial to its survival. Many people suffer from arachnophobia, a treatable phobia of spiders. But what is...