Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Rock On!

It is reported that the Natural History Museum of London is using Dorset's 'Jurassic Coast' as an outdoor teaching laboratory (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/feb/28/natural-history-museum-courses-jurassic-coast). Getting people outside to see things for themselves seems an effective way of learning. Although the courses are primarily concerned with Geology, the organisms in the rock strata should be a reminder for Biologists of how the world (including climate- one cold UK winter doesn't mean an end to global warming in spite of opinion polls) can change.

Finger Licking Lichen?

People in New Zealand have been warned not to consume 'sexy pavement lichen' in spite of its being claimed by some folk to act as...