Tag : Laura Krusin

The woman behind the double helix – forgotten scientists

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The structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid, or DNA, is famously attributed to Francis Crick and James Watson, who supposedly had a brain wave while having a few drinks in the pub – who doesn’t? It’s a lot less likely you’ve heard of Rosalind Franklin, the woman whose work was instrumental … Read More

Red Tractor – Assured Food Standards no more?

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You’ve probably all seen those red tractor logos on a large amount of food you walk past in the supermarket. You can find it on meat, dairy, grains, fresh produce, and pretty much anything else you can think of. But what does it actually mean? Well, until recently, not a … Read More

The Birds, the Bees and the…Mice?

3 months ago / 0 comments

For the first time, mouse pups have been produced solely using genetic material from two male parents. The Gryphon takes a closer look. Try to recall your first sex ed lesson. As long ago as it was for most of us, what did they teach you about how babies were … Read More

Clean-up your act: Solution to our Ocean’s Plastic Crisis?

3 months ago / 0 comments

If you’ve been living in a cave this last year, or on a social media hiatus that caused you to miss the news and Blue Planet 2, you may not know about the planet’s plastic crisis. But it feels like most of us are becoming more aware of the issue … Read More