Science in Entertainment: Suspend Your Disbelief

Off-topic a little this blog post is. (Beware contains minor spoilers for Lost in Space and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Pseudo-science in the entertainment industry is not a new thing, just look at the frequency of sound in space on film, but I recently got into a discussion with a colleague of mine over … Continue reading Science in Entertainment: Suspend Your Disbelief

A Bit Of Scotland’s Wild Places On John Muir Day

About John Muir Everything I've written lately seems very serious, so I wanted to take a step back and write something a little more fun. As it's John Muir Day today (and the conservationist's 180th birthday) I thought I'd do a little post about his home nation of Scotland and our recent visit there. John … Continue reading A Bit Of Scotland’s Wild Places On John Muir Day

Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Should We Avoid It Altogether?

Palm oil has been back in the news recently, specifically Iceland (the supermarket not the country) banning its use. This has proven a very difficult one for me to reconcile, I feel very strongly about the situation, which is not as clear-cut (excuse the pun) as it might seem. On one hand I completely see … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Should We Avoid It Altogether?

Greenwash Here, Greenwash There, Greenwash Greenwash Everywhere

Despite how the title might seem, I don't actually like the term "greenwash". There are various levels of green-washing (a superficial or insincere display of concern for the environment that is shown by an organization) from exaggeration to the downright nefarious. Plus I'm a glass half-full kind of person and without a doubt most companies … Continue reading Greenwash Here, Greenwash There, Greenwash Greenwash Everywhere