World’s deadliest cat…

19 04 2018

… and maybe also the cutest.

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Cats and circles

8 04 2018

It’s true, they do do this, but why….?

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Go Andrea!

4 04 2018

Andrea performed in the University-level rounds of the Three Minute Thesis last week, having been put forward by the college.

Of the 14 contenders, six were seriously impressive, including Andrea (of course).¬† She did not win, but she was SO GOOD!!¬† So please watch her here and ‘like’ her, as those little thumbs up could win her a People’s Choice award as consolation¬† …


Reducing stress by soaking in hot baths

4 04 2018

One of my favourite activities, a new study from shows that the famous “snow monkeys” of the Japanese Alps do this to reduces cold stress (go figure), and so successfully it lowers their cortisol. A nice video from the NY Times can be seen here.

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Cross-modal object recognition in dogs

29 03 2018

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Since one of my favourite papers ever was published, I’ve been a fan of cross-modal recognition studies. Here’s a nice new one to add to the list.

Can I use three subjects?

29 03 2018

Brilliant find from Joe:



Spot the self-domesticated mouse

13 03 2018

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Fascinating account of a spontaneously domesticating house mouse population, showing the white splodges that so commonly appear during this process in other species…