Ellen Daugherty, Author at Redbrick | University of Birmingham
Ellen Daugherty
21 year old studying Biological Sciences, Science & Tech online editor. Especially interested in anything to do with zoology or anthropology, and an aspiration to be the next David Attenborough.

Creature Feature: Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Ellen Daugherty reports on the lowland streaked tenrec that elegantly demonstrates the ability of Madagascan species to fill unusual ecological niches

Posted on 16th April 2017

How a Change in Diet Could Help Reduce Global Climate Change

New research at the University of California has looked into the full effects of adopting a healthy diet, with its impacts spanning from reducing climate change to improving national health services. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 9th April 2017

Planet Earth II – The Making of a Natural History ‘Blockbuster’ at The Bramall

On the 29th March a lucky audience found themselves in conversation with Mike Gunton, the executive producer of Planet Earth II, at The Bramall. Redbrick’s Ellen Daugherty reports on the lecture

Posted on 1st April 2017

Could the Extraction of Uranium From Our Seas Save the Planet?

A recent publication in Nature Energy has suggested that the extraction of uranium from seawater could be an efficient way to source vast amounts of nuclear fuel. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 9th March 2017

Bison Return to Canada After an Absence of 100 years

On 1st February, 16 Bison were reintroduced back in Canada’s oldest National Park to restore the environment. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 27th February 2017

Join the Troop – A New Social Network Created by UoB Alumni

Troop is the new social network app that is setting out to make a difference. Online Editor, Ellen Daugherty, interviewed its founder, Matt Cleary, before its launch

Posted on 23rd February 2017

Creature Feature – Goats

Not as odd as other creature features, but goats have often been at the centre of online viral content due to displaying some unusual behaviour, making them perfectly suited for this week's feature. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 13th February 2017

Creature Feature: Bumblebee Bat

This week's Creature Feature is a bat the size of a large bumblebee, aptly named the Bumblebee Bat. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 28th January 2017

The Science Behind: “Clean” Eating

The start of a new year calls for more exercise, drinking more water and eating healthily. But is the new fad of “clean” eating really good for you? And is it backed up by science? Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 20th January 2017

Creature Feature: Narwhal

Often dubbed as the “unicorn of the ocean”, the Narwhal is an extremely rare and fascinating whale, with a prehistoric tusk that resembles something from a fairytale. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 12th December 2016

Creature Feature: The Platypus

This week is the well-known platypus, a seemingly mix-and-match of different animal body parts. In reality, an interesting life history has led to this mammal having such obscure features. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 25th November 2016

A Brief Look into Trump’s Scientific Policies 

Being a notorious climate-change denier, and with many of his scientific views being labelled as a ‘disaster’ and a ‘tragedy’ for the future of research, Trump is set to shake the scientific world. Ellen Daugherty reports

Posted on 18th November 2016