Elephant Conservation: Elephant Valley Thailand

As many of you know from my holiday snaps, I was lucky enough to have a much needed break from my studies to Thailand for a few weeks in October. We did many amazing things whilst we were there, but our visit to Elephant Valley Thailand (EVT) in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, was a dream come true. Prior to our visit, I contacted EVT to ask if they would mind me writing a blog about their work, and they gave us a discount for our visit in return, so I want to emphasise that before writing.

Autumnal Ombre: Colour Chemistry

Shorter days, crisp sunny mornings, cosy jumpers, hot chocolates and pumpkin spice, all signs that Autumn is back. Personally, it’s my favourite time of year. I’m a sucker for a jumper and an early night with a cup of tea, but it’s the colours that come with Autumn months which always give me that warm feeling. The red’s, orange’s and yellow’s that accompany the crunch of fallen leaves are very satisfying, and Instagram worthy. However, what is it that causes the colour changes we see and why do plants lose their leaves?

Microbiome of C-Sections

For years caesarean sections have provided a safe way to deliver new babies, and in many cases, they save both their and their mother's lives. However, elective c-sections are on the rise and studies are now trying to work out what effect they have on a child's health long-term. Caesarean sections (or c-sections) are the …

Vaccines Cause Adults

Inspired by a series of glorious products from the wonderful Heidi of ScienceOnAPostcard, this week's article is about easily one of the most important discoveries for medicine: vaccinations. With a huge rise in reports of diseases which can be protected against using vaccinations, it's time to talk about how important they are and explain how they work their magic.

Spectacular Spectacles

According to the Vision Council in America, ~74% of adults need an aid to correct their vision, with 64% wearing glasses. I've worn glasses since I was 3 and so much has changed in the last 20 years or so. I thought it was time to delve a bit deeper into the world of spectacular spectacles, and what research doing for the future of vision.