Imagine an alien. If you’ve been influenced by movies and television at all, the creature you’re picturing is probably two-legged, two-armed, bipedal and with a reminiscently human layout – head, eyes and mouth somewhere near the top. And while most of us recognise that this vision of extra-terrestrial life is a bit silly, conversations about life elsewhere in the universe are often still painfully unimaginative.

Genetically modified organisms, especially plants, get a lot of hate. People – even some very environmentally conscious people – seem to fear or hate GM crops. Yet, as someone who is very worried about climate change, very worried about the human-induced mass extinction event that is happening before our eyes, and worried about the livelihoods of farmers and about those people that have so little food they go to bed hungry every night…


Ants immunise their young


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


The Ant Doctor Will See you Now


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


Biological Linguistics: What is a bug?


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


What are the effects of yoga and meditation on the brain?


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


Reading List: Meditation & the Brain


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


Why Are We So Obsessed With Ivory?


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


Ig Nobel Prizes 2017


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


An End to Superfluous Salad


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


Can bees only sting me once?


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.


My #230 Papers Challenge


Members Only Content

Hi there!

The content you’re trying to access is for members of Curious Meerkat only. If you’d like to become a member, you can do so by signing up to support the blog over on Patreon, from just $1 per blog.

Sign up as a patron today and get instant access to restricted content on the blog, including editorials, feature articles, reading lists and more!

If you’re already a member, you can log in to view this content.