Tagged: Loch Ness monster

The Loch Ness monster – and why it matters - From Past to Present

Michael Knapp Sep 07, 2019

Earlier this week, my colleague Neil Gemmell released the results from his year-long hunt for the Loch Ness monster. As expected, the story attracted enormous media attention. Also, as expected, it attracted some criticism from fellow scientists pointing out how unnecessary it is to conduct such a large-scale experiment to find something that every sane person and certainly every … Read More

Monster hunt: using environmental DNA to survey life in Loch Ness - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 27, 2018

Neil Gemmell Reported sightings of the Loch Ness monster go back to the Dark Ages, but now our Super Natural History team is using the 21st-century technology of environmental DNA to survey all life in the famous Scottish lake. The premise of environmental DNA (eDNA) is simple. Life is messy, and living things leave behind skin, hair, … Read More

Why won’t scientific evidence change the minds of Loch Ness monster true believers? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 07, 2018

Artūrs Logins, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences You may have noticed a curious recent announcement: An international research team plans to use state-of-the-art DNA testing to establish once and for all whether the Loch Ness monster exists. Regardless of the results, it’s unlikely the test will change the mind of … Read More