Monthly Archive: August 2015

A catch up from the North!

Its been a while since I last blogged for The Dirt Doctors! Therefore, I thought that I’d give you an update as to what’s been happening in my PhD world. Firstly, I can’t believe that 10 months has passed since I…
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Soil on the menu; the practice of geophagy

Last week, scientists reported in the journal, PloS One that Chimpanzees have been supplementing their mineral intake by ingesting clay soil. The ingesting of soil, or geophagy, although not widely discussed, is a common occurrence amongst both animals and humans; ingestion being both voluntary…
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