Category Archives: biology

The Temple of Flora, Robert Thornton, botanical illustrations, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

“Botanical illustrators have always had to create a balance between science and art. The purpose of botanical books, from the earliest printed herbals in the 15th century, was to allow plants to be easily identified,” according to the State Library

The Temple of Flora, Robert Thornton, botanical illustrations, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

“Botanical illustrators have always had to create a balance between science and art. The purpose of botanical books, from the earliest printed herbals in the 15th century, was to allow plants to be easily identified,” according to the State Library

Map of Life, biodiversity, conservation, nature, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Map of Life goes live

Map of Life – an interactive resource for global biodiversity analysis – launches today, promising a new era in the visualization of species distribution, reports Nature. Funded in part by the US National Science Foundation, the site will soon allow users

Map of Life, biodiversity, conservation, nature, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Map of Life goes live

Map of Life – an interactive resource for global biodiversity analysis – launches today, promising a new era in the visualization of species distribution, reports Nature. Funded in part by the US National Science Foundation, the site will soon allow users

John Hunter, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Natalie Waddell,

From natural to post-natural

  “It was once the pastime of gentlemen: collecting curious plant and animal specimens from around the world, displaying them in home or garden and regaling callers with tales of their exotic origins. “Nowadays, it seems there’s little new left

John Hunter, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Natalie Waddell,

From natural to post-natural

  “It was once the pastime of gentlemen: collecting curious plant and animal specimens from around the world, displaying them in home or garden and regaling callers with tales of their exotic origins. “Nowadays, it seems there’s little new left

‘Mermaid girl’ from Peru needs kidney transplant

Milagros Cerron, the little girl in Peru known as the “mermaid baby”, is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. The picture above is of Peruvian doctor Luis Rubio playing with the then nine-month-old Milagros in a hospital in Lima,

‘Mermaid girl’ from Peru needs kidney transplant

Milagros Cerron, the little girl in Peru known as the “mermaid baby”, is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. The picture above is of Peruvian doctor Luis Rubio playing with the then nine-month-old Milagros in a hospital in Lima,

The age of the great plant hunter continues

A small group of “great plant hunters” are making the majority of the world’s botanical discoveries, a study led by Oxford University has revealed. The report, which is published in this week’s Proceedings of the Royal Society B, revealed that

The age of the great plant hunter continues

A small group of “great plant hunters” are making the majority of the world’s botanical discoveries, a study led by Oxford University has revealed. The report, which is published in this week’s Proceedings of the Royal Society B, revealed that

Debate over Irish Giant’s fate reawakens

An article in the British Medical Journal this week has reopened the debate about whether the skeleton of Charles Byrne, the ‘Irish Giant’, should be removed from the London museum where it has been on display for almost 200 years

Debate over Irish Giant’s fate reawakens

An article in the British Medical Journal this week has reopened the debate about whether the skeleton of Charles Byrne, the ‘Irish Giant’, should be removed from the London museum where it has been on display for almost 200 years

Conjoined twins given artifical legs by man who fitted new tails on injured dolphins

Earlier this month, former conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf were each fitted with a prosthetic leg and last week medical experts said they could walk unaided as early as next year. The boys’ legs were designed by Irish-born Kevin

Conjoined twins given artifical legs by man who fitted new tails on injured dolphins

Earlier this month, former conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf were each fitted with a prosthetic leg and last week medical experts said they could walk unaided as early as next year. The boys’ legs were designed by Irish-born Kevin