Can Seagrass Help Reduce Microplastic Pollution?

Reading Time: 5 minutes An article I wrote for Project Seagrass: Microplastics is a term that is worryingly on the rise in the media. They are found almost everywhere, and their polluting and damaging effects are felt heavily on marine environments. Can seagrass present a solution in our fight to tackle this widespread plastic contamination?

Would You like Flies with That? Are Bugs the Future of Food?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Bugs. You might love them, you might hate them, but should you be eating them? Have we already been consuming them unknowingly? This post will explore the pros, cons and possibilities of eating insects as an alternative protein source; looking into the origin, history and modern-day practice of eating bugs around the world and deciding whether this helps to shape our own uptake likelihood.

How the Microbiome Is Shaping the Philosophical Concept of an Organism

Reading Time: 9 minutes The microbiome is questioning the definition of one of the most universal terms used in biology. This post will explain what the microbiome is and discuss why is it crucial for our survival. Scientific discovery and philosophical insight are merging; how is the microbiome challenging our sense of ‘self’?

Why Is Science Communication Important?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The sharing of knowledge and the collaboration between different fields and communities are powerful tools in science. Integrating the arts, engineering, and the sciences can promote different ways of thinking, and the result can be the perfect combination of a multitude of minds coming together to make or discover something both unique and useful. Simple language does not mean simple thinking.