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Do lobsters have feelings? – podcast

Last week the UK government confirmed it would be extending its Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill to include decapods (such as crabs, lobsters and crayfish), and cephalopods (such as octopuses, squid and cuttlefish). The move followed a government-commissioned review of the scientific evidence, which found strong evidence that cephalopods and decapods do have feelings. Madeleine Finlay spoke to Dr Jonathan Birch, who led the review, to ask what it means for lobsters to have feelings, and what diff...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, Animals, Ethics, Animal Welfare, Seafood, Jonathan Birch, Madeleine Finlay


Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as 'sentient beings' in UK after a review concluded they feel pain and distress

An octopus is pictured March 6, 2018 at the Oceanopolis sea center, in Brest, western France.Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images A review of 300 studies concluded there is strong evidence some invertebrates are sentient. The UK government is updating an animal welfare law to includes octopuses, crabs, and lobsters. The review defined sentience as "the capacity to have feelings, such as feelings of pain, pleasure, hunger, thirst, warmth, joy, comfort and excitement." Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters w...
Tags: UK, Science, France, Animals, International, Trends, Animal Welfare, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland, Lse, Octopus, Lobster, Crabs, Brest, AFP Getty Images


Go Beyond the Basics with These 10 Unique Online Marketing Tips

Nearly every business today uses some form of online marketing. So if you want your company to stand out, you need to think a bit differently. New platforms like Clubhouse and TikTok may help. Or you could find new strategies within your tried and true methods like SEO and email marketing. These tips from members of the online small business community can help you go beyond the basics to improve your online marketing. Use Conversational Insights to Take the Guesswork Out of Marketing Lots of ...
Tags: Sales, Seo, Content Marketing Institute, Marketing Tips, Ryan Phelan, Ivan Widjaya, Jacqueline Dooley, Jonathan Birch, Ann Gynn, Chloe West, David J Brin, Unique Online Marketing Tips, John Jantsch Focus on Digital, John P Lobrutto, Create Positive Customer Experiences Email, Beth Worthy Then


Organisms as societies

In the 19th century, biologists came to appreciate for the first time the fundamentality of the cell to all life on Earth. One of the early pioneers of cell biology, Rudolf Virchow, realized that the discovery of this cell brought with it a new way of seeing the organism. In an 1859 essay he described the organism as a ‘cell state’, or Zellenstaat, a ”society of cells, a tiny, well-ordered state, with all of the accessories—high officials and underlings, servants and masters, the great and the s...
Tags: Books, Featured, Biology, Philosophy, Evolution, Hamilton, Organism, Wikimedia Commons, Buss, Earth & Life Sciences, Rudolf Virchow, Jonathan Birch, Superorganism, Microorganisms, Cell State, Genetic Diversity


Oxford Philosophy Festival, 16th–19th November 2017

Oxford University Press and Blackwell’s are delighted to team up once again to host the Oxford Philosophy Festival to celebrate the quest for knowledge and ideas. This year, our theme centres around applying philosophy in politics. Come and join us as we discuss religious liberty and discrimination with John Corvino, the benefits of a marriage-free state with Clare Chambers, the true nature of the oil industry with Leif Wenar, and much more. If you’re not able to attend in person, please enjoy o...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Oxford, King s College, Oxford University Press, VSI, BLACKWELL, John Corvino, Andrew Copson, Leif Wenar, Derek Parfit, Jonathan Birch, Norrington, Clare Chambers, David Edmonds


Baftas 2016 –meet television’s brightest stars

Next Sunday’s House of Fraser Bafta TV awards rounds off another fantastic year for British talent. Here we celebrate the brightest stars with a portfolio of portraits by Jonathan Birch Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Baftas, Baftas 2016, House of Fraser Bafta, Jonathan Birch