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Blue Planet II Season Finale

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Over the last few weeks Blue Planet 2 has been providing an amazing insight into the wildlife that inhabits our oceans, however as with most great things, they must come to an end. The season finale, titled “Our Blue Planet”, brings to light the devastating impact and future threat that … Read More

Blue Planet II – Week 5: Green Seas

12 months ago / 0 comments

This episode introduces us to the source of 95% of the energy in our oceans through the process of photosynthesis, here sunlight provides energy to plants which then acts as a food source for the rest of the food web. These areas high in concentrations of plant life are abundant … Read More

Blue Planet 2 – Week 4: The Big Blue

12 months ago / 0 comments

Last week we explored the “Big Blue” – the wide expanses of oceans in which there are no visible coastlines and organisms are exposed to the elements. These conditions really test the marine animals which live in this foreboding environment. We observe some of the world’s largest mammals as they … Read More

Blue Planet II – Week 3

12 months ago / 0 comments

Once again, I began my Sunday night routine with my flatmates by watching Blue Planet 2, followed by another Louis Theroux documentary. Episode 2 last week brought in a staggering 14.1 million viewers, making it the UK’s most-watched TV show of 2017 and 3rd most-watched in the last 5 years … Read More

Blue Planet II – Secrets of the Deep

1 year ago / 0 comments

As with the other 10.8 million viewers last Sunday night, I made sure to book my evening off from all form of work as it was time to watch the second instalment of Blue Planet II. The last episode, titled “Secrets of the Deep”, provides us which an insight into … Read More

The Rhythm of the Night

1 year ago / 0 comments

Sitting through another increasingly dull lecture leads many students to plan a beautiful, peaceful nap as soon as they get home – and with good reason. Sleep is a crucial part of the human body’s functionality, despite seeming totally illogical from an evolutionary standpoint. For an animal to switch itself … Read More

Languages Facing Extinction: How Leeds is Saving Endangered Tongues

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alongside the loss of animals and plant species across Earth, another epidemic is happening at an alarming rate: the mass extinction of endangered languages. An endangered language has very few speakers remaining and language death occurs when the last remaining speaker dies. In the past, there have been instances where … Read More

A Fossil Free Campus?

1 year ago / 0 comments

On Monday 9th October, a group of students from People & Planet, a society at the university that protests against the use of fossil fuels, campaigned outside the university union. They campaign on a number of issues including the abolishment of fossil fuels, the use of which is leading us … Read More

Alice Roberts: Significant Species & Sexism in Science

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alice Roberts is a renowned scientist, TV presenter and author, with special expertise in the fields of anatomy, osteoarchaeology, physical anthropology and palaeopathology. Science Editor, Leo Kindred, got the chance to meet her, and to traverse her many fields of interest. Your new book, Tamed: 10 Species that Changed Our World, … Read More

Snow Leopards Racing Extinction

1 year ago / 0 comments

We all remember how amazing Planet Earth 2 was just over six months ago, exhibiting some of the most spectacular displays of animal life ever recorded and broadcasted to the public. One particularly memorable scene was the filming of four snow leopards in the wild – something that had never … Read More