As part of Chelsea Physic Garden’s Supper Talk series, UCL PhD candidate Alice Rudge presented a talk entitled A Society Guided by Scent. Simon Hoyte went along to discover the importance of smell to the Batek hunter-gatherers of Malaysia. In comparison to other medium-sized mammals, the human sense of smell is distinctly unimpressive. Indeed, as you... Read More »Read more »
By Jules Howard. Published by Bloomsbury (2016) Following ideas from his first book, Sex on Earth, Jules Howard playfully addresses the mysteries, the science and the wonders of both both life and it’s ultimate demise. Contrary to the title, this feel-good book celebrates life, with the burden of Death securely shrouded by curiosities of... Read More »Read more »
Conserving the planet’s biodiversity is one of the most important tasks of our species. Yet, far too often this admirable aim has come at the expense of indigenous groups – throwing local people off their land and into a life of few rights or opportunities is clearly not ‘sustainable conservation’. By Simon Hoyte Cool Earth,... Read More »Read more »
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