Mike’s challenge!

22 03 2017

Mike Walker‘s visiting for a couple of days to work on a paper, to train Emma and Aimee how to use the startle apparatus and other bits of kit, and, most challengingly of all, to (once again) make cocktails on Friday evening from the vast, peculiar contents of our booze cupboard…

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‘Anything to declare, madam?’

22 03 2017

Emma Mellor is on her way to visit!!!

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Congratulations to Maria!

21 03 2017

She’s had a paper accepted (see below). V nice.

But never mind all that. SHE’S GOT A FACULTY POSITION!!! A lectureship in animal welfare at the UK’s Royal Vet College (where my great former PhD student Charlotte Burn will now be her colleague). Maria starts in June. Since I’ve worked with her for 12 years, her leaving is going to be a bit like losing a limb. But still, brilliant news: v v proud of her.

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Swapping email gender for a week

21 03 2017

Two friends ran a cool if depressing experiment recently by swapping email signatures when handling clients. This gave Nicole one of the easiest work weeks of her life, while for Martin, well, “it fucking sucked”.

Read here and here for more.

 

 

 





Why baths are good for you

21 03 2017

Screenshot 2017-03-21 09.27.28Well, a blisteringly hot bath, and maybe for a whole wrinkle-inducing hour … but still, what I’m reading into this new study  is: “soak even longer, and maybe more than once a day”.





Weird citation

20 03 2017

Got a Google Scholar alert that I was cited, only to find the citing article was this:

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Now very curious about the back story!





To stick gently on your eyelids?

20 03 2017

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Good photo from Jamie, of naturally shed mink hairs…