Saturday, March 31, 2018
This month I've been away in California, so I've been less productive than usual. But I finished the article I promised you last month, about social medicine in ants , which was a lot of fun to write. I'm looking for interesting new blog topics for 2018, so please send me your science questions ! .. read more..
The Ant Doctor Will See you Now
Sunday, March 18, 2018
I’ve spent more time than most observing ants, and I’ve come to find them ‘cute’ – something few other people understand, and that is often hard to convey. So it’s nice to find a paper that offers the opportunity to give people a glimpse into the cuteness I see... .. read more..
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Greetings from snowy London! Over the last month I’ve been working on some really cool articles for Curious Meerkat – one I’d hoped to publish before the end of Feb but you’ll have to wait a few more days! I’ve also been working more on my upcoming podcast, and a ver... .. read more..
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
I must apologise to anyone who has been trying to visit the Curious Meerkat site recently. I’ve had a nightmare with web hosting migration this month, but I’m pleased to say it’s all finished now and the site is back up and running for good! In between sorting that out and doing... .. read more..
Biological Linguistics: What is a bug?
Monday, January 29, 2018
I’d like to talk about a very important issue, very close to my heart, and one that I think needs greater public awareness – the definition of the word ‘bug’. See, people think they can just throw the word bug around willy-nilly. Anything small, flying or irritating, is a bug. Any pest, is ... .. read more..
What are the effects of yoga and meditation on the brain?
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Question: What are the effects of yoga and meditation on the brain? Answer: Yoga and meditation have effects on physiology, brain chemistry, and cognitive processes; these vary depending on the exact type of practise being performed and how long a person has practised it for. Studies of brain act... .. read more..
Reading List: Meditation & the Brain
Sunday, December 31, 2017
This is the full reading list from my research into the effects of yoga and meditation on the brain. .. read more..
Friday, December 22, 2017
So you might have noticed I missed last month’s newsletter. I’ve been suffering with poor health recently and it slipped my mind to write the editorial, which, I’d forgotten, triggers the newsletter to send. But nevermind, it would have been quite a sparse newsletter anyway. Thi... .. read more..
Monday, October 30, 2017
Happy Halloween! This month we’ve had a great guest post from Emily Folk about elephant poaching, entitled: “Why are we so obsessed with Ivory?”. I’d love to know what you think about the newsletter, or any of my articles – feel free to drop me an email at: claire@cu... .. read more..
Why Are We So Obsessed With Ivory?
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Have you ever considered a world without elephants? This is a world we’re heading toward with the profound level of poaching that has occurred. As a result of almost institutionalized poaching over many decades, we have decimated the population of wild African elephants to between 400,000 and 600... .. read more..