GrrlScientist is an evolutionary biologist, ornithologist and science writer who writes about evolution, ethology and ecology, especially in birds. Also publishes a few invited guest blog essays.
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Written by a geneticist and shortlisted for the 2014 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, Creation is a fascinating exploration of the origin and the future of life on Earth. Have you ever been so captivated by a book that when it ended, you were jolted back into reality -- and that reality was a weak imitation of the rich and exciting world captured on the page? That happens to many people when they read fiction, but has it ever happened to you when reading a work of non-fiction? If this prospect […]
Today's caturday video features ten crazy eggperiments you can use to impress your friends and relatives -- and it poses a question that you can answer scientifically!The caturday before Easter is very special to those of us who love birds. Why? Because Easter is a celebration of EGGS! (Mostly chicken eggs.) Which means that today is the day when I can share some eggcellent science tricks with you -- many of which I've performed in the lab or in the pub! Continue reading...
A veritable smörgåsbord of brilliant science, nature and history writing awaits you! (Well, in this case, a very small smörgåsbord.)Below the jump, I mention the books that I received recently. They are gifts, review copies that arrived in the mail, or that I purchased in London. These are the books that I may review in more depth later, either here or in print somewhere in the world. Continue reading...
The third installment in a children's book series that follows the adventures of twin amateur sleuths who build several science-y spy gadgets to aid them in their quest to solve a mystery. The summer holidays are only two weeks along but 11-year-old Nick Holt already misses his parents. In Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith [Quirk Books, 2014; Amazon UK; Amazon US/kindle US], we learn that Nick is convinced that someone is spying on his twin […]
Just in time for caturday! A lovely and humourous video about owls and of course, a story about one of my favourite owl species.Yep, it's caturday once again so you know what that means: it's time for an animal video! Continue reading...
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