Tag : Harriet West

Ducks in Yorkshire have bird flu, but are we in the disease’s pecking order?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The identification of a single case of bird flu virus H5N8 on a duck farm in East Yorkshire led to the immediate enforcement of a 10km containment zone last week. Within just 24 hours, officials began the cull of 6000 ducks on the farm operated by Cherry Valley, the UK’s … Read More

Science | Why are veins blue?

5 years ago / 0 comments

It is fact that blood is always red so why do the veins transporting it appear blue? Within the body the varying tissue layers absorb light of different wavelengths. Only blue wavelengths reach venous blood and are reflected back to the viewer’s eyes thus causing the observation of a blue … Read More