Thumbs and trunks sucking

There is something that baby mammals always do: suck their thumbs (or trunks in case of elephant). Several benefits have been associated with thumb-sucking: it relaxes babies, it slows down heart and breathing rates and regulates stomach muscle movements. Thumb- and trunk-sucking is associated with food and mom, and therefore is the most comforting actionContinue reading “Thumbs and trunks sucking”

Women in STEM: Rebekah

My 29th guest is Rebekah, PhD candidate in evolution and genetics of ageing and passionate science communicator. Hi @rebekah_jwhite! First of all would you like to tell us something about you? Hello! I am Rebekah, a British PhD student currently at the University of Exeter. I am in my first year, and researching the evolutionContinue reading “Women in STEM: Rebekah”