Back from Borneo

The Natural History Museum hosts Nature Live events most afternoons in the Darwin Centre and at a recent Nature Live, rainforest researcher Dan Carpenter talked about his work in the rainforests of Borneo. I, Science’s Graihagh Jackson caught up with him and asked about the biodiversity hotspot that’s home to the orangutan.    

Fringe event preview

Imperial Fringe event Cutting Close To The Bone is happening this Thursday, November 29th. It will include a number of stalls set out in the College Main Entrance by Exhibition Road. I, Science’s Natascha Mehrabi found out about event preparations by talking to participant Dr Alexandra Porter about her work on bone grafts at the […]

Science behind the photo #47

Salticidae Spider Depth perception takes on a whole new meaning when you have eight eyes. The spider in the picture belongs to the Salticidae family, which contains over 5000 described species. The Salticidae’s ability to jump is not unique among spiders, but they are set apart from other families by their capability to make precise, […]

Land Grabs: Who’s Winning?

There has been much media attention recently over the extent of ‘land grabs’ for agriculture, or the ‘foreignisation of space’ occurring in Africa. Estimates suggest up to 230 million hectares of land have been leased or bought largely to produce food, animal feed or biofuel for export in the aftermath of the food and energy […]