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Sarah Hearne

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Sarah Hearne is a PhD student studying marine ecology with a focus on niche separation in living and fossil fishes from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. She is a feminist with a particular interest in the issues facing women in STEM.

Are the claims for using coffee waste in the garden well grounded?

With a rise in suggestions for using coffee grounds in the garden, we take a look at the three most popular uses, to see what the evidence says

Rapa Nui: European myths mask the reason for societal collapse on Easter Island – colonialism

The belief that the islanders – and not Europeans – destroyed Rapa Nui minimises the devastating impacts of European colonialism.

iNaturalist’s flaws leave people with a false impression of the world around them

AI-based apps like iNaturalist are fun but flawed - they're no substitute for real interaction and engagement with nature

Netflix’s Seaspiracy, and how to spot misinformation in glossy documentaries

Seaspiracy is just the latest example of a documentary using style and glossy production to hide the fact that it's peddling misinformation

Coping with Death: Why the 5 stages of grief don’t tell the whole story

The five stages of grief are a overly simplistic representation of the grieving process, and one that was never intended by their creator

Species, Individual, Gender – biology and taxonomy don’t deal in black and white

We can try to define biological traits though simple catch-all labels, but nature is always much more complex in reality

Chiropractors love to claim their treatments are ‘individualised’, but they’re wrong

Although practitioners like to claim chiropractic is individualised, in reality patients are offered the same treatment plan, whatever their complaint

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